The summer season and hot weather mean that a lot of people will have a barbecue at home. However, the warmer weather causes harmful food bacteria, such as E. Coli O157 and Salmonella, to grow more easily and can result in food poisoning.
There are simple steps you can take to ensure that you prepare food hygienically and keep your garden hygienically clean:
- Keep raw meats away from ready-to-eat foods, as raw meat can contain bacteria that are easily transferable, and which can only be destroyed by adequate cooking.
- Wash down all other food preparation boards and surfaces regularly, using Domestos Bleach Spray, then dry them thoroughly afterwards with a clean tea towel or paper towels.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling foods such as raw meat, to avoid the risk of cross-contamination.
- Be careful to keep marinades for raw and cooked meats apart, and throw away any leftover marinade if you've been dipping a brush in and out of it.
- Don't forget to clean up thoroughly after a barbecue. Bleach is the only household cleaner that destroys all types of germs, so clean all surfaces, including the barbecue grill and utensils, with Domestos Bleach Spray and rinse.
- Clean your garden furniture regularly with Domestos Bleach Spray. To help get rid of unpleasant mould that can grow over the winter months, use Domestos Grotbuster.