Food Safety for the Holiday Season

Cotton Culinary employs highly trained personnel in food safety practices to meet the rigorous safety standards at worksites. With food safety in the news lately, our team reminds you to follow some basics about safe meal preparation.

  • Wash your hands or use gloves: After handling raw meat or eggs, wash your hands with soap and water for 30 seconds to prevent cross-contamination or use gloves when handling raw foods.
  • Check your temp: Keep a chart like this one handy in your kitchen. Use a food thermometer to check the appropriate place for meat and the proper temperature.
  • Two-hour limit: Food that has been left out at room temperature for two hours should be considered no longer safe to consume and should be thrown away.
  • Reheat the right way: Leftovers should be reheated to at least 165°F before serving, this applies to food reheated in a microwave as well.

Keep these tips in mind during your holiday cooking and baking marathons! Keeping everything clean and prepared at the right temperature will ensure a healthy holiday for your family.