How to Keep Those Hands Hygienic


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Preventing foodborne illnesses is important for the health of the entire family. During this busy holiday season, symptoms can often be mistaken for the flu. A major factor in preventing foodborne illnesses is keeping hands clean. Hands should be washed before beginning any food preparation, as well as after handling raw meats, fish and poultry. Here’s how to clean hands properly:
  • Wet hands with warm, running water and apply soap.
  • Rub hands together well to make a lather, and scrub all surfaces. Pay special attention to between those fingers and under jewelry. Continue for 20 seconds, or while you sing “Happy Birthday” twice.
  • Rinse well under warm running water.
  • Dry hands thoroughly using paper towels. Use the paper towel to turn off the faucet and to turn the door knob, if necessary.