Not prepping food properly
The kitchen is a minefield for improper hygiene practices! Not properly cleaning utensils, putting food around the counters and not cleaning properly, even washing with an old sponge, all lead to the spreading of bacteria. One of the most common mistakes in food prep is washing raw chicken. The bacteria ‘Campylobacter’ is found on around 60% of chicken meat, so many people wash their chicken to ‘get rid of’ these bacteria. Contrary to beliefs, that actually spreads the bacteria further around the kitchen, so rather just cook your chicken properly to combat bacterial spread. Always read how to prep your food properly to avoid hygiene mistakes.