A clean kitchen is a healthy kitchen, so make sure your countertops, cutting boards and other surfaces are clean and bacteria-free.
The Foodsafety.gov website recommends:
- Promptly clean up any spills or messes with a clean paper towel or dish towel.
- Frequently wash dish towels in the washing machine on the hot cycle.
- Use hot, soapy water to thoroughly clean cutting boards, countertops and food prep utensils after each use.
- To sanitize your countertops, use a solution of 1 gallon of water and 1 tablespoon of liquid chlorine bleach without fragrance.