What Will You Do When A Disaster Strikes?

A Curriculum Designed To Help Keep You And Your Food Safe
   
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Lesson 6

 Precautions With Airborne Toxins And Fires
 

 

Overview

Airborne toxins and fires can pose a great threat to the safety of food, cookware, and kitchen surfaces.  Natural disasters, such as tornadoes or earthquakes, may release airborne toxins into the air.  Depending on the wind, these toxins can be carried for many miles and affect your food.  Fires can also pose these same threats.  Excess heat, smoke, ashes, toxic fumes, and chemicals used by fire fighters all have the ability to make your food unsafe for consumption.  All foods should be thrown in the garbage after being exposed to airborne toxins or a fire.  There are no foods that can be considered safe to eat.  All cookware that is not plastic should be washed in warm soapy water and submerged for 15 minutes in a bleach sanitizing solution.  All kitchen surfaces should also be washed with warm soapy water and then sanitized with the sanitizing solution.  This lesson will teach the proper actions that need to be taken after airborne toxins or a fire have made their way into the kitchen.  

 
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