Key Message: When preparing food, the key points of "Keep Clean" and "Separate" under the "Five Keys to Food Safety" should be considered to reduce the chance of cross-contamination of food. This article also provides tips for handling fruits and vegetables, shellfish and bivalves.

Keep Clean

Wash hands:

Utensils and work surfaces after each use:

Keep the kitchen clean and away from insects, rodents and other animals (e.g. pets):



Proper Handling of Vegetables

Wash vegetables thoroughly under running water

Proper preparation of shellfishes and bivalves

Scrub and wash with water to remove dirt from the outer shell