Bacteria can grow in your kitchen, especially on cutting boards, utensils, sponges, and counter tops. Meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, fruits, and vegetables may carry bacteria that cause foodborne illness. As you handle them, you can cross-contaminate other foods and working surfaces.

Follow these simple rules to keep kitchen bacteria under control:

Bleach Solution

Mix 5 mL (1 tsp) of household bleach to 750 mL (3 cups) of water.


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