b'What are the Top 3 Food Safety Defenses?WHAT ARE THE THREE BEST WAYS TO KEEP FOOD SAFE?Learning what causes foodborne illnesses is only half the battle toward keeping food safe and hazard-free. Once youve learned about the germs that cause most foodborne illnesses, you need to learn strategies that will help you avoid foodborne illness. Remember, you cant see germs, and even food that smells and tastes fine can be harboring microscopic hazards. If you pay attention to the top three food safety concepts at all times, youll be doing your part to keep your customers food safe.The Three Best Ways to Keep Food Safe1. Good Personal Hygiene Make sure youre dressed appropriately for your job Use hair restraints like hats and hair nets Use bandages or gloves to cover any open cuts or burns Practiceeffectivehandwashingtechniques Donttouchready-to-eatfoodswithyourbarehands2. Temperature Control Keep cold foods at 41 F or cooler Keephotfoodsat135Forhotter Make sure that cooked foods reach the recommendedinternal temperatureuse a metal stem or digitalthermometer to check the internal temperature ofmeat, poultry, seafood and other cooked foods.3. Prevention of Cross Contamination. Because germs can spread from one surface toanother,alwayskeepcookedandready-to-eatfoodsseparatefromrawfoods.Keeprawfoodsonshelvesbelowready-to-eatfoodssotherawfoods cant drip onto the ready-to-eat foods. Useseparatecuttingboardsforproduceandrawmeat, poultry or seafood. Dont put cooked or ready-to-eat foods on acounterorothersurfacethathasheldrawmeat,poultry, seafood or eggs.144 eFoodHhaannddlleerrssccoomm1'