Sandbar Cocina y Tequila is a restaurant that offers guests a range of Mexican food and cocktails. It’s important to know food safety guidelines when visiting this establishment. Food safety is the practice of protecting people from food-borne illness and other dangerous consequences that can occur as a result of eating contaminated food. Sandbar Cocina y Tequila is committed to providing safe and healthy food for all of our guests.
What are the basics of food handling?
Sandbar Cocina y Tequila is committed to providing the best possible food safety for its guests. Here are the basics of food handling to keep you and your loved ones safe:
1. Keep food cold: Refrigerate foods immediately after purchase, and do not leave them at room temperature for an extended period of time. Temperatures above 40°F will cause bacteria to grow exponentially.
2. Wash your hands: Always wash your hands before preparing or eating food, especially if you have any contact with raw meat or poultry. Washing your hands will help prevent the spread of harmful bacteria.
3. Avoid cross-contamination: Do not allow raw meat, poultry, fish or eggs to come into contact with other foods. Cross-contamination can lead to illnesses such as salmonella poisoning and E-coli poisoning.
How can Sandbar Cocina y Tequila prevent food poisoning?
Sandbar Cocina y Tequila takes food safety very seriously. In order to prevent food poisoning, we have a few tips that we want to share with you.
1. Wash your hands thoroughly: Hands are the primary route of contamination in the kitchen. Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water before and after handling food, and always use a hand sanitizer when available.
2. Cook food properly: All foods should be cooked to the proper temperature, which is 165 degrees Fahrenheit for poultry and 135 degrees Fahrenheit for meat.
3. Keep food cold: Keep food refrigerated at all times, and avoid cross-contamination by keeping raw meats and vegetables separate from each other and from cooked foods.
4. Clean up after yourself: Make sure to clean up any spills or messes made in the kitchen. Wiping down counters, chopping boards, and utensils with a damp cloth will help reduce the chances of foodborne illness.