With the world at a stand still fighting the virus COVID-19; now seems to be a good a time as ever to go over the proper way to wash your veggies and your hands! To avoid getting the virus its quite simple, all you must do is WASH YOUR HANDS. Which is something we should be doing already.
Let’s start with your veggies. Not only is it important to avoid foodborne illnesses, but have you ever been in the produce section of a grocery store and notice many people touch a tomato to feel if its ripe or not? Then put it back on the shelf to pick another. You’ve probably done it yourself a few times! That is why it is important to wash your veggies.
- Wash your hands with soap under warm water
- Hold your produce under warm water and gently rub the surface
- Be sure to wash your produce BEFORE you cut or peel them to avoid any dirt or bacteria transferring to your knife.
- For firm produce such as melons or potatoes, firmly scrub with a brush.
- Dry the produce with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Now on how to wash your hands properly follow these simple steps below.
- Wet your hands with warm water.
- Scrub your hands with soap. Wash the back of your hands, in-between your fingers and under your fingernails. Wash for at least 20 seconds.
- Rinse your hands under water
- Dry your hands with a clean towel.
Remember that washing your hands can protect your self and others from foodborne illnesses and viruses. Avoid touching your face, mouth, ears and eyes.
On behalf of everyone at CCI stay healthy, stay safe and wash your hands!