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Food Service Reminders for Disaster Related Feeding Stations and the Public

By Florida Department of Health in Brevard County

September 27, 2022

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September 27, 2022

Food Service Reminders for Disaster Related Feeding Stations and the Public

WASH HANDS WITH SOAP AND CLEAN WATER:

  • After using the bathroom
  • Before handling food and drink
  • When switching between raw and cooked foods
  • After eating, drinking or smoking
  • After changing a soiled diaper
  • When hands become contaminated
  • Between changing gloves
  • After touching bare human body parts other than clean hands and clean, exposed portions of arms
  • After caring for or handling support animals
  • After coughing, sneezing or using a handkerchief or disposable tissue

WEAR GLOVES PROPERLY:

  • Always wash hands before wearing a new pair of gloves
  • Wear gloves before handling food
  • Never re-use or wash gloves
  • Change gloves once they become soiled or discolored
  • Change gloves when switching between raw and cooked foods
  • Change gloves when hands become contaminated
  • Remove gloves before eating, drinking, smoking or taking out the garbage

KEEP SOAP AND CLEAN PAPER TOWELS AT ALL HANDWASHING SINKS

KEEP HOT FOODS AT 135˚F OR ABOVE

KEEP COLD FOODS AT 41˚F OR BELOW

COOK FOODS THOROUGHLY (for a minimum of 15 seconds as indicated below)

  • Chicken and Other Poultry and Stuffed Meats----165˚F
  • Ground Beef and Other Ground Meats--------------155˚F
  • Pork, Beef, Eggs and Other Meats---------------------145˚F

USE UTENSILS TO HANDLE FOOD WHENEVER POSSIBLE

DO NOT TOUCH READY TO EAT FOOD WITH BARE HANDS

IF POSSIBLE, DO NOT KEEP LEFTOVERS

THAW FOODS IN A REFRIGERATOR

COOL HOT FOODS RAPIDLY FROM 135˚F TO 70˚F, WITHIN 2 HOURS AND WITHIN A TOTAL OF 6 HOURS FROM 135˚F TO 41˚F OR BELOW

WHEN IN DOUBT-THROW IT OUT