FSSAI recommends 10 food safety tips to follow during monsoon

01/11Monsoon food safety tips by FSSAI

Monsoon brings an end to the scorching summer heat, but at the same time it also brings in bacteria-causing illnesses and that’s the reason it’s time to be extra careful about personal hygiene and food hygiene as well. According to experts, the prevalence of food-borne illnesses increases tenfold and it is important to maintain cleanliness not just at a personal level but also in your kitchen. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recently shared a series of tweets that focused on food safety tips to be followed during monsoon. Take a look at these tips and say goodbye to monsoon illnesses. (Image: istock)

02/11​Washing fruits and vegetables

Wash fruits and vegetables with clean water before cooking. (Image: istock)

03/11​Reheating food

Cook and reheat food thoroughly before consumption. (Image: istock)

04/11​Leftover food

Do not leave cooked food at room temperature for more than 2 hours. Also, refrigerate all leftover cooked food and perishable food items (preferably below 5 degree Celsius) (Image: istock)

05/11​Kitchen sanitization

Wash and sanitize all surfaces and equipment with disinfectant before preparing a food. Also, clean your kitchen floors with hot water and disinfectant. (Image: istock)

06/11​Cleaning utensils

Wash and clean your utensils thoroughly and dry before storing them. (Image: istock)

07/11Fridge cleaning

Clean your fridge inside out and defrost it every two weeks. (Image: istock)

08/11​Personal hygiene

Wash your hands with soap and clean water before and after handling food. (Image: istock)

09/11​Wear cotton clothes

Wear clean preferably cotton clothes/apron while cooking (Image: istock)

10/11​Clean hair and nails

Nails should be kept short and clean and hair neatly combed and tied while cooking. (Image: istock)

11/11​Avoid using gadgets

Do not use gadgets like phones or remote control while cooking. (Image: istock)

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