Check Your Steps

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on August 3, 2011

A few weeks ago I learned from a friend about a new public service campaign by the USDA and Ad Council. The effort encourages at home cooks to “Check Your Steps” when preparing foods. The concept is simple and remembering each step can help keep our families healthier. The FoodSafety.gov website lists and describes the four steps.

Clean
Clean kitchen surfaces, utensils, and hands with soap and water while preparing food.

Separate
Separate raw meats from other foods by using different cutting boards.

Cook
Cook foods to the right temperature by using a food thermometer.

Chill
Chill raw and prepared foods promptly.

We were very careful to follow these steps whenever we cooked meat, even before I formally knew of these four steps. They make sense, don’t they?

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Ravit August 7, 2011 at 7:53 am

Yes, these steps definitely make sense! I will ad this one – after cooking chill it before storing in the fridge, and once defrosting – never put it back in the freezer!
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ella August 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm

ha, this sounds simple but if they wouldn’t use those awesome colorful graphics i wouldn’t remember, :) now i will
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