Recently it was my Son's birthday and we prepared to take the kids for a picnic to the lakeside park. We chose making a salad and pack some sandwiches & drinks for the picnic. We prepared the sandwiches during the night and brought with us for the morning journey. By mid-day we were at the lake. As we spread the sheets on the turf the kids felt hungry and requiring food. As I opened the basket I smelt something unusual.
We typically prepare food at home and then take it somewhere else to be eaten. A lot of people cater from home and supply food to individuals. As the person preparing or dealing with the food, it is your obligation to make sure your food does not make the guests ill.
This is because if any individual in these susceptible groups gets food poisoning, they are more most likely to end up being seriously ill. In spite of utilizing fresh active ingredients to prepare food, it goes bad so quickly.
The most common errors which lead to food poisoning are:
Poor storage of Food
Cold foods not kept cold adequate or hot foods hot enough
Not separating raw and ready-to-eat food
Food contamination can happen at any stage be it cooking, transportation as well as storage. Unsuitable storage is often reported as the cause of food poisoning break out. Food is left unrefrigerated for prolonged period makings it prone to bacteria invasion. If you are planning to prepare food for a large group guarantee that you have actually a proper sized refrigerator and freezer to store food and you use correct covering paper and bags to store food.Raw food and Ready to consume food should never ever be stored together. This increases the danger of microbial activity.
Cooked foods that have to be cooled need to be cooled as quickly as possible, ideally within an hour. Prevent putting them in the fridge till they are cool, because this will raise the temperature of the refrigerator. To cool hot food quickly, position it in the coolest location you can discover - typically not in the cooking area. Another way is to put the food in a clean, sealable container, and put it under a running cold water tap or in a basin of cold water, or use ice bag in cool bags. Where useful, minimize cooling times by dividing foods into smaller sized quantities.
As soon as the food is prepared, getting it to where the function is being held can be a problem. This can be particularly challenging when there are huge amounts of disposable food included. Use cool boxes. You will likewise have to inspect that the centers at the location where the function is being held are adequate for keeping hot foods cold and hot foods cold. Adequate fridge and cooker capability there is simply as crucial as in the home.
Food preparation food completely is the essential to eliminating many of the dangerous virus that cause food poisoning. Huge meat joints or whole poultry are more difficult to prepare safely, so take unique care with them. After having actually learnt all this I recognized why the picnic food got ruined.