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How To Handle Meat

Handling meat properly is essential to preventing the spread of bacteria and ensuring that it’s safe to eat.

Here are just some tips on how to handle meat:

➡️ Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before and after handling meat.

➡️ Use separate cutting boards, knives, and utensils for meat and other foods to prevent cross-contamination.

➡️ Thaw meat in the refrigerator, not on the countertop, to prevent bacteria from growing.

➡️ Cook meat to the recommended internal temperature to ensure that it’s safe to eat. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.

➡️ Always store meat in the refrigerator or freezer, and use it before the expiration date.

➡️ Wash any surfaces that come into contact with raw meat, including countertops, cutting boards, and utensils, with hot, soapy water.
By following these tips, you can safely handle and prepare meat and ensure that it’s safe to eat.

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