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Washing Your Hands and Personal Cleanliness

By Donna McDuffee, Extension Educator — University of Minnesota Extension

Reviewed 2013 by Kathy Brandt, Extension Educator — Food Safety.

When preparing or serving food, you have a very important job in providing safe food for family and friends.

In summary, use correct kitchen habits and learn to practice good personal hygiene. Dirty kitchens, bad personal hygiene or careless food handling, can carry bacteria that infect food and cause foodborne illnesses.

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