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How to stop foodborne illness in the kitchen

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Cooking with raw meats or poultry in the kitchen requires a specific cleaning method. Follow this quick guide to get it right. 

  • Simply wiping the counter surfaces down with soap and water isn’t enough. Bacteria can actually be spread around the kitchen even more in this process. 
  • To kill bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses, use warm, soapy water to wash the surfaces. Wipe them dry with paper towels. Foodborne-illness-causing bacteria, like campylobacter, can survive in your kitchen for up to 4 hours.  Salmonella can last for up to 32 hours. Cleaning with warm, soapy water removes dirt, grim and some bacteria from a surface, but it does not kill bacteria. 
  • That’s why sanitizing with a 70% alcohol aerosol sanitizer is vital to kill bacteria. Spray your sanitizer on kitchen counters, sinks, and handles, then  wipe them clean with a paper towel. Be sure they are completely dry before using those surfaces or your sink again. 

To help stop the spread of harmful bacteria in the kitchen, it’s important to sanitize surfaces with a 70% alcohol aerosol hand sanitizer, like OmniProtect Sanitizer Spray. 

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