Plenty of the 48 million people who fall victim to foodborne illnesses each year couldn’t have done anything to avoid them. After all, we can only abide by those romaine lettuce recalls for E. coli and egg recalls for Salmonella after the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) reports them. But you wouldn’t believe how many food safety mistakes are in our hands…literally.
We’ve asked culinary professionals for the top food safety mistakes they see, along with tips on how to fix and avoid them. From refrigerating hot food to improperly prepping produce, these are the 10 faux pas you can’t afford to make in the kitchen anymore.