To discover why practicing good hygiene is important, simply continue reading to discover how Brosch Direct can help keep yourself and your family safe by practicing great hygiene practices.
Why good hygiene is important:
- You don’t want to contaminate food when you’re cooking for your friends and family members
It’s important to use an antibacterial handwash to thoroughly clean your hands before you start to prepare a meal as if you touch food products or your kitchen’s surface with unsanitized hands the bacteria and germs on your hands will contaminate the food which you’re preparing.
Some examples of common viruses which can be spread by touch include norovirus which causes diarrhea and adenovirus which is a respiratory infection. As a result, making sure to clean your hands each time you prepare food is of the utmost importance as food which has been contaminated by bacteria can lead to contracting a virus or illness.
As an example, if you contract food poisoning from poor hygiene practices, you may experience abdominal pain, nausea, indigestion, sweating, and vomiting.
- Some types of foods are especially prone to causing food poisoning
As an example, raw chicken is extremely prone to causing illness and must be stored on a separate shelf to cooked food. As raw chicken often contains harmful strains of bacteria, such as Campylobacter, Salmonella and Clostridium Perfingens.
Also, make sure to cook raw chicken thoroughly before serving it to kill off any bacteria which may be present. If in doubt use an electronic kitchen thermometer to ensure that your chicken is properly cooked.
- The human eye can’t see all of the bacteria which is present in your home
Bacteria exist in many parts of your home which you may not have considered. As an example, the microfiber cloths and your tea towels are likely to be breeding grounds for bacteria so it pays to get into the habit of placing your cloths and tea towels in your washing machine every week. As there is absolutely no point in using a cloth which is coated in bacteria to clean down your kitchen or bathroom surfaces.
If you have pets, it’s also highly likely that your pets are covered in germs and bacteria. So it’s well worth washing your hands or using a hand sanitizer after your touch your pets. It’s also worth using a lint roller in order to remove pet hair from your clothes and to use a powerful vacuum cleaner to remove pet hair from your carpets and furniture.
- It’s also crucial to cover food at all times if you don’t want to develop serious food poisoning
If you have leftover food left at the end of the meal, instead of taking your time to cover your leftovers, quickly pop your leftovers into airtight containers which you can then place in your fridge as food which is left out in the open can become riddled with bacteria. Especially in warm climates as bacteria multiplies quickly in warm environments.
So if you want to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, it’s definitely well worth making the effort to practice good hygiene practices.