5 Baking Safety Tips
- D5 Baking Safety Tipson’t eat raw cookie dough. Don’t eat any kind of raw cookie dough. Even if it doesn’t have eggs in it, or it is prepackaged, there is still always a risk for food poisoning. Eating raw cookie dough is just not worth the risk.
- Wash your hands after handling eggs. When handling meat products of any kind, it’s important to prevent cross-contamination. One easy way to do this is to wash your hands with warm water and soap. Be sure to scrub them thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.
- Keep countertops clean. After rolling any cookie dough out on the counter, make sure that you clean and sanitize your counter top.
- Don’t let perishable ingredients sit on the counter for too long. Anything that comes from the fridge like eggs or milk needs to stay in the refrigerator for as long as possible.
- Before each use, perform an oven safety check.
- Make sure you do not smell gas leaking from a gas stove. If you do, open a window and leave the room.
- Make sure there is nothing in the oven. An oven should never be used for storage.
- Make sure that there are no food particles or grease residue on the stove top.
- Position your oven racks before pre-heating to prevent scalding.