Best Tips For Cleaning Kitchen Prep Table
Bacteria can easily spread on surfaces that come in contact with food prepared in the kitchen prep table. Thorough cleaning of surfaces, before and after cooking and eating, is a way to limit the spread of bacteria in food. To clean the surfaces: Immediately clean everything that has spilled on kitchen surfaces with paper towels or a clean cloth. Wash countertops with hot, soapy water after preparing each food and before moving on to the next
Wash countertops with hot, soapy water before and after sitting down to eat. Disinfect countertops and kitchen prep table with a solution of chlorine and water. Prepare the chlorine and water solution as follows: fifteen milliliters (one tablespoonful) of chlorine per four liters (one gallon approximately) of water. Allow the surface to air dry. Note: All cloths, towels and cleaning material must be kept clean and changed daily. Do not use the same cloths and towels to clean and cook. This will prevent cross contamination.
Another way to limit the spread of bacteria transmitted through food is to prevent cross-contamination of raw meat, poultry, shellfish and eggs with other foods. Tips to prevent cross-contamination: Use different kitchen prep table to cut fruits and vegetables, and for raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs. Use different tables and utensils for cooked and raw foods.