We all want to feel secure in the idea restaurants stick to the highest food safety standards possible. No one wants to think about their food getting sneezed on, dropped on the floor, or being dangerously undercooked. Luckily, those horror stories are few and far between. Most food establishments really do follow strict food safety rules, which is a relief.
You might be surprised about the ways home cooks—and even restaurants—can mess up and expose their hungry diners to dangerous germs. An unsanitary kitchen, cleaning or storing food incorrectly, and cross-contamination are the biggest mistakes. However, there are many ways you can be unknowingly contaminating the food.
We’ve put together a list of 20 food safety myths that are pretty common. Hopefully, you’re not fooled by any of these myths and your kitchen is safe. If you’re interested in learning about the biggest misconceptions surrounding food safety standards, keep reading. Knowing this information, your home will be cleaner, you’ll be exposed to less bacteria, and you can enjoy your homemade meal without being scared of getting food poisoning.