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Caredy Cochran, CHES
Jen Leftwich, MS
be placed in a covered leak-proof,
child-proof container & stored at
the back of the refrigerator
Dangerous foods for children under age 6:
- hot dog rounds- hard candy
- large pieces of fruit- peanuts
- whole grapes- cherries with pits
- small pieces of raw carrot, celery, or other raw hard vegetables
- nuts and seeds
- chips, pretzels, popcorn
- spoonfuls of peanut butter - chunks of meat
- raisins and other dried fruits- chewing gum
Dangerous objects for children under age 6:
Some foods can be made safer:
Did you know?
20% of consumers
do NOT wash hands
before preparing food.
Staff and children MUST follow hand washing guidelines:
Staff and children shall wash their hands when:
Why is food safety a concern?
What is a foodborne illness?
3 Types of Cross Contamination:
41˚F – 140˚F
How long would it take for the temperature to drop to a safe level if you were to refrigerate an 8-inch stock pot of steaming chicken soup?
Hot food should be placed in shallow containers in layers less than 3 inches deep.