Guidelines for Properly Handling Meat, Fish, and Poultry during Preparation
- Use clean and sanitized work areas, cutting boards, knives, and utensils.
- Wash hands properly.
- If wearing gloves, wash hands and change gloves before starting each new task.
- Remove from refrigerated storage only as much product as you can prepare at one time.
- Return raw prepared meat to refrigeration, or cook it as quickly as possible. (Store properly to prevent cross-contamination.