Food Safety

This week for inquiry we learned about how can we ensure ingredients/food is safe to eat & food safety guide.

Food safety means knowing how to buy, prepare, and store food to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses. Always wash your hands with warm water and soap before preparing foods and after handling raw meat, poultry, fish, or eggs.

First, we had to discuss in a group what food safety is. Food safety is where you buy or prepare food to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria.

Next, we watched video (music song) that talks about the 4 different type of ways to keep the bacteria away from the foods. They are clean, seperate, cook, and chill. Clean is where you have to wash your hands and utensils to avoid spreading bacteria when preparing food. Separate is where you use different cutting boards for meat, poultry, seafood, and veggies. Cook is where you can’t tell it’s done by how it looks & chill is where you keep the fridge at 40 °F or below to keep bacteria from growing.

Then, we had to define 6 words and terms. For example : I picked bacteria and define the word by saying “Bacteria – are tiny, single-celled organisms that get nutrients from their environments”.

After we had to explain what the 5 different words/sentence is. They are washing fruits and veggies,proper cooking temperture, food storage and handling, food expiration dates, and food allergies.

Lastly we had to make a DLO explanng the 4 different type of ways to keep the bacteria way from fruit, meat, and veggies.

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