How to Be Safe When Cooking

Staying Safe While Enjoying Delicious Meals

Sharing meals is a large part of how humans have gotten through the good times and the bad times in life. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been unable to share meals with many of our loved ones. But by taking the appropriate safety precautions, you can remain safe while you cook in your kitchen for your family, extended family, friends, and other loved ones.

How COVID-19 Spreads

The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads through air droplets when an infected individual speaks, yells, sneezes, and coughs. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is an extremely low risk of getting COVID-19 from food and food packaging. Currently, there is no evidence that the food cooked at home, the food from restaurants, or drive-thru meals contributes to the spread of COVID-19. When purchasing groceries at the supermarket, dining at a restaurant, or drive through, the contact with people does put you at risk of contracting COVID-19.

COVID-19 can be frightening since it presents with a variety of symptoms like fevers, fatigue, body aches, and cough. Since COVID-19 spreads by droplets, wearing face masks and social distancing is currently the best measure to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Masks help to drastically reduce the distance that droplets spread when released when we talk, cough, and sneeze. Therefore, when you go to get an outdoor meal, remember to minimize the time you spend with your mask off.

Protecting Yourself When Cooking

Since viruses and germs can live on surfaces and be transmitted to the body when your hand touches them, keeping surfaces around your home clean and disinfected is important. Before you start handling any food, remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If these are not available, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content is an acceptable substitute.

Rinse fruits and vegetables under running water. Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can spread germs. Therefore, use separate cutting boards and plates for these items and cook all food at a safe internal temperature.

Remember that germs can thrive in any environment. Therefore, keeping your kitchen area clean and free of clutter will help keep your house clean. You will also avoid contracting diseases caused by bacteria like MRSA, E-Coli, Listeria, and viruses that cause food poisoning, the flu, and even COVID-19.

At home, by using Avrika as your disinfectant and cleaning product for surfaces, you will not have to worry about germs growing back on surfaces for 30+ days. Avrika will remain on those sprayed surfaces and keep them germ-free due to its unique ion formulation that releases germ-destroying ions slowly, killing any germ that comes into place.

Being Safe when Dining Out

Dining out has transitioned from a relaxing experience to one that can feel treacherous and stressful. But rest assured, many restaurants have established robust safety protocols to keep their employees and customers safe. You can rest assured that in restaurants that utilize Avrika as their disinfectant that their surfaces are germ-free so that you can enjoy that special meal.

A once-over with Avrika’s disinfectant will eliminate disease-causing viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19. Avrika’s protection kills the virus that causes COVID-19 for weeks as liquid disinfection- with only one application delivering 99.9% continuous performance.

Remember, for your safety, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly either with soap and water or hand sanitizer whenever you are handling food. You should do this whether you are cooking it, handling delivery or drive-thru, or dining out. Wear a face mask when going outside. With the appropriate safety measures, you will be able to enjoy a healthy balanced meal.