Last week it had been my Son’s birthday and we planned to take the kids for a picnic to the lakeside park. We made a decision to create a salad and pack some sandwiches & drinks for the picnic. We prepared the sandwiches at night and took alongside us for the morning trip. By mid-day we were at the lake. As we spread the sheets on the grass the youngsters felt hungry and demanding food. WHEN I opened the basket I smelt something weird.
The sandwiches with chicken filling was offering unpleasant smell. The food had opted bad. To our good fortune we determined that it had opted bad and didn’t eat it. Such instances happen with every one of us in our day to day life. We often prepare food at home and then take it someplace else to be eaten. Lots of people cater from home and supply food to people. Because the person preparing or handling the food, it is your responsibility to make sure your food does not make the guests ill. Food poisoning is really a miserable and potentially dangerous experience.
You need to take extra care if any small children, pregnant women, the elderly or anyone who’s ill will be arriving at the function. The reason being if anyone in these vulnerable groups gets food poisoning, they’re more likely to become seriously ill. Regardless of using fresh ingredients to get ready food, it goes bad so soon. Let’s figure out what really went wrong?
The most frequent errors which result in food poisoning are:
Poor storage of Food
Cold foods not kept cold enough or hot foods hot enough
Not separating raw and ready-to-eat food
Food contamination can happen at any stage be it cooking, transportation and also storage. Inappropriate storage is often reported as the reason behind food poisoning outbreak. Food is left unrefrigerated for prolonged period which makes it prone to bacteria infestation. If you are planning to prepare food for a big group make sure that you have an appropriate sized refrigerator and freezer to store food and you also use proper wrapping paper and bags to store food.
Raw food and Prepared to eat food shouldn’t be stored together. This escalates the risk of bacterial activity.
Cooked foods that require to be chilled should be cooled as fast as possible, preferably in a hour. Avoid putting them in the fridge until they’re cool, because this can push up the temperature of the fridge. To cool hot food quickly, stick it in the coolest place you can find – often not in your kitchen. Another way is to put the meals in a clean, sealable container, and put it under a running cold water tap or in a basin of cold water, or use ice packs in cool bags. Where practical, reduce cooling times by dividing foods into smaller amounts.
After the food is prepared, setting it up to where the function has been held can be quite a problem. This is often particularly difficult when there are large levels of perishable food involved. Use cool boxes. You will also need to be sure the facilities at where the function has been held are adequate for keeping hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Adequate fridge and cooker capacity there’s just as important as in the house.
Cooking food thoroughly may be the key to killing most of the parasites that cause food poisoning. Large meat joints or whole poultry are more difficult to prepare safely, so take special care using them.After having learnt all of this I realized why the picnic food got spoilt. I allow chicken sandwiches out unrefrigerated for much too long and I did so not care to separate salads and ready to eat food. I could have used cool box for transporting the meals. 토토사이트 But I guess we all study from our bad experiences.