Color Coded Cutting Boards
When you’re cooking, do you make sure to cut your different foods on different cutting boards? Why would you? It’s all going to the same place, right? While, yes, it is going to the same place… cutting different food on the same cutting board can lead to cross-contamination and food poisoning! To avoid doing this, consider color coding your cutting boards!
For example, consider using these colors to label your cutting boards:
- Red- raw meat
- Yellow- raw poultry
- Green- fresh fruit and vegetables
- Blue- seafood
- White- bread and cheese
- Brown/tan- cooked meat
You don’t have to use these colors, of course, but be sure to keep your food preparation safely separated to minimize contamination and sickness!