Bacterial Cross-contamination

  • Bacterial cross-contamination means the accidental transfer of harmful bacteria from one object or food to another.
  • This can cause foodborne illnesses.
  • It can occur in different ways, for example, using the same cutting board for raw meat and fresh produce without cleaning it.
  • To avoid cross-contamination, maintain good personal hygiene, properly clean and sanitise work surfaces and utensils.
  • It’s also important to separate raw and cooked foods and store food at correct temperatures.
  • Safe food handling techniques can minimise the risk of bacterial cross-contamination and foodborne diseases.