Poor cleaning habits and poor personal hygiene can lead to food contamination, food poisoning and the spread of infections.

Wash before handling food after touching other food, as well as after smoking or chewing tobacco, eating and drinking, taking out garbage, changing a diaper, touching parts of the body such as the mouth, or after being with bathroom.

Wash hands before and after handling raw foods, especially meat and poultry.

Cover the cuts with a bandage and wear clean gloves. However, do not wear rubber or latex gloves near open flames or other sources of heat. They could melt or catch fire. Change gloves after touching something that normally requires hand washing.