In our everyday life, numerous products are delivered and brought in and out of our homes. Because of this, it is vital to regularly disinfect our packages first. But as we go on with our fast-paced lives, how sure are we that these goods are as clean as their packaging? How can we be certain that we did not overlook our chances of getting food poisoning?
For many businesses, policies for product liability or event insurance in the Philippines can be secured beforehand. On the buyers’ side, however, one of the best things we can do is to be more aware of what we purchase before they are consumed.
Here are the common mistakes you must watch out for to prevent food poisoning at home:
Not reading expiration dates
Eating food way past their expiration dates can make you develop symptoms of food poisoning. That extra time reading and following food labels is a small price to pay for your health. And while these serve as your guide, trust your instincts when it comes to food spoilage or contamination, as temperature and storage quality also come into play.
Not properly separating ingredients
Raw meat can contain viruses and bacteria that can make anyone, especially the more vulnerable ones, sick. To prevent this, remember to store and separate raw food away from other food like fruits and vegetables. You can also avoid cross-contamination by using different color-coded cooking tools like cutting boards for preparation before cooking.
Not cooking meat well enough
People have different preferences with how well their food is cooked. For fresh meat, this could range from rare to well done. But when it comes to ground meat, rare cooking is not safe because the grinding process can introduce it to harmful bacteria. Consider today’s health situation, and cook your food with heat reaching at least 63 to 75 degrees Celsius.
Not drinking safe water
Although the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) states that the water supplied to its concessionaires (Maynilad and Manila Water) is safe to drink, there are still other factors to consider. This includes the quality and condition of your pipes leading to your home. To be sure, avoid drinking tap water as much as possible. Go for a safer option such as boiling water or having potable water delivered instead.
Mistakes are inevitable but most of them can be prevented for your family’s health. Safeguard everyone with adequate preparations, including getting relevant policies from trusted insurance companies in the Philippines today.