What are food safety rules?

1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling food. 2. Keep food preparation surfaces clean and sanitized. 3. Cook food thoroughly to kill any harmful bacteria that may be present. 4. Avoid cross-contamination by keeping raw and cooked foods separate. 5. Store food properly to prevent bacterial growth. 6. Check the expiration date on food before eating it. 7. When in doubt, throw it out! If you're not sure if a food is safe to eat, it's better to err on the side of caution and discard it.