With the football season’s biggest game scheduled on February 2, be sure to follow this food safety playbook from the DuPage County Health Department so no one gets sick and everyone goes home a winner.
Many Superbowl parties have an array of appetizers and snacks set out for party-goers. However, this type of food service, where foods may be out for long periods leaves the door open for uninvited guests –bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses.
Remember this pep talk from the Health Department for safe food handling: “Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.”
Below is a game plan on how to host a championship get-together:
ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS
Avoid penalties for “illegal use of hands.” Unclean hands are one of the biggest culprits for spreading bacteria, and finger foods at parties are especially vulnerable. Cooks and guests should wash their hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before and after handling food. Also, be sure to clean eating surfaces often, and wash serving platters before replenishing them with fresh food. Read more