These four simple steps will keep your kitchen healthy! 1. Clean: Clean kitchen surfaces, utensils and hands with soap and water while preparing food. 2. Separate: Separate raw meats from vegetables and other ready-to-eat foods by using different cutting boards to avoid cross contamination. 3. Cook: Cook foods to the right temperature by using a food thermometer. This is the most efficient way to make sure your food has reached a safe temperature. 4. Chill: Chill raw and prepared foods promptly if you don’t plan to consume them right after cooking. We encourage you to also take a look at some additional tips on how to keep your food safe and your family healthy.