Cross contamination – how bacteria can spread in an instant.
It takes seconds for bacteria on raw food to spread to ready-to-eat food.
So never prepare ready-to-eat foods like fruit, bread or salads with the same utensils you used for raw chicken, meat, seafood or eggs.
Use separate, clean utensils every single time or take a second to wash everything properly with hot soapy water.
And when it comes to storage, raw meats and chicken should always be stored at the bottom of the fridge so if its juices drip, they can’t contaminate other foods.
Playing it safe with food only takes a few seconds and it’s always worth it.