Research shows that one in seven home kitchens would flunk a typical restaurant health inspection. Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of public health for Los Angeles County, inspects a home kitchen. Does it make the grade?
Clean Kitchen Tips• Keep the refrigerator at 41 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent bacterial proliferation.
• Drip-prone products like meat, poultry and raw fish should go on bottom shelves. • Wash your hands immediately after touching raw meats. • Use separate cutting boards for meats, vegetables and breads to avoid cross-contamination.
Non-Toxic Defense Against Germs
Parents try to keep their homes germ-free to fight colds and flu but may be concerned about using toxic chemicals to clean. OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson shares tips for sanitizing your home using non-toxic products.
• See how to make homemade antibacterial wipes!