Wash Hands from 8 Food Safety Rules You Need to Know (Slideshow)

8 Food Safety Rules You Need to Know (Slideshow)

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Wash Hands

Washing your hands before you prepare food is one of the most important rules. Wash your hands in warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds before handling food. Hands can carry many different kinds of bacteria that you can transfer to your food. Be sure to wash hands before you prepare food and in between tasks, such as working with raw meat and then working with fresh foods. Also, wash hands after touching your body, hair, and face.