Bird Flu Alarm

What are the recommended good hygienic practices that I should follow?




Normal good hygienic practices are recommended to reduce exposure to the virus and to reduce spread through food:

Wash hands after handling raw poultry or eggs using soap and hot water

Clean utensils and surfaces that have been in contact with raw poultry or eggs using soap and hot water

Separate raw poultry or eggs from foods that will not be cooked fully before eating to avoid cross-contamination:

- Use separate cutting boards, knives and utensils for ready-to-eat food and raw poultry and eggs (unless they are thoroughly cleaned between uses, with soap and hot water)

- Store raw poultry in sealed containers on the bottom shelf of the fridge to prevent juices dripping onto ready-to-eat food