Food Safety SAFETY starts with you

Imagine you have just bought all of the ingredients needed for your favourite recipe, chipotle chicken fajitas with salsa but you realize you have no idea how to cook!

This presentation will show you the ins and outs of cooking, including safety habits and cooking tips.

Chicken Fajita

Step One

Make sure you have washed your hands before you start to cook. This will prevent bacteria on your hands from transferring to the food you're about to cook. All long hair must tied be back and jewelry must covered.

Step Two

Grab your recipe and look at the necessary ingredients.

When finding a recipe make sure to consider any allergies that you or any other person eating the food might have.

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips. 1 tsp ground cumin. 1 tsp chili powder. Kosher salt. Freshly ground black pepper. 1 tbsp canola oil 1 red bell pepper, Sliced 1 small onion, sliced 1 c. Sliced mushrooms. 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tbsp. Chopped chipotles in adobo 1 1/2 tbsp. Fresh lime juice. 8 warm flour tortillas. Grated Cheddar cheese.

Step Three

Take out the necessary ingredients. Start by cutting up your chicken. Make sure to have a separate cutting board for your meat because raw chicken carries bacteria such as salmonella and hepatitis. These cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue and jaundice. By using a different cutting board it prevents cross contamination which is the main cause for these sicknesses. When you're cutting the chicken make sure to curl your fingers back and use the appropriate knife. Season the chicken with cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook the chicken for 5-7 minutes.

Place a lid on top of your frying pan with the burner off so your chicken stays warm.

Fully cooked chicken

Wash the knife, your hands and the cutting board throughly after touching the raw chicken.

Heat food to the right degree, to make it healthy and germ free.

The chicken will be done when it is approximately 165 degrees Fahrenheit. You can test this by using a meat thermometer.

Step Four

Using a different cutting board, knife and to be extra careful, a new frying pan, fry your vegetables. Be careful when frying your vegetables to wash them first. This removes all possibilities for E.Coli infection and other diseases. Ecoli is caused by feces of animals and humans and can happen when you have come into contact with feces. Some symptoms are diarrhea, stomach cramps and tenderness and nausea. To prevent this avoid cross contamination.

If you are using vegetables from a can make sure to wipe the can down with a clean, moist rag to insure you will not be cross contaminating with any bacteria.

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Cook your vegetables for 4-6 minutes and stir occasionally. Then stir in your chipotles, lime juice and chicken. Cook until all ingredients are warm. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve on tortillas with toppings.


Step Five

Wash all dishes thoroughly with warm soapy water and then let dishes soak in bleach water for approximately 45 seconds to remove any harmful bacterias on the dishes. Dry the dishes and put away in the correct place. Wipe and disinfect all surfaces that were used in the cooking process.

Make sure to refrigerate any food that you do not eat.

Cooked chicken is good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days while raw chicken is only good in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. If you do refrigerate raw chicken, keep it on the lower shelves of your fridge so the juices do not leak onto any other food.

Recipe from Country Living


Created with images by IppikiOokami - "parmesan garlic baslikium" • gkdavie - "Fajitas-13" • Denis Dervisevic - "Chicken Fajitas"

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