Sharing Holiday Fun with Food – Safely
- Don't make food when you are sick. Stay home and don't prepare food yourself. Have someone else do it for you or send someone to buy something already made.
- Wash your hands often. Especially after using the bathroom. Wash your hands with warm water and soap. Remind your kitchen helpers to wash their hands often, too.
- Keep small children out of the kitchen. Kitchens can be a dangerous place for little ones. It's also a dangerous place for cross-contamination. Remind everyone to care for children—including diaper changing—outside of the kitchen.
- If hiring a caterer, ask them for their catering permit. Splurging for a caterer can be exciting, but be sure you are making a wise investment. Only hire caterers that can show you their health department catering permit. They have the right equipment to make your food safely in commercial kitchens that we inspect.
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