Food safety is always important, but when you prepare baby food it is even more significant. Babies are particularly vulnerable to illness caused by food borne bacteria – and the consequences can be far more severe.
Certain foods, particularly eggs, fish, raw poultry and raw meat, may contain bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella, which are responsible for food poisoning. Campylobacter, another type of bacteria, is one of the most common causes of diarrhea in the US and can be found in poultry and unpasteurized milk .
If you prepare baby food on unclean surfaces, or with dirty hands, you may contaminate foods with these bacteria.
But hygiene in the kitchen is mostly a matter of common sense – and we have put together a list of our top tips to help you safely prepare and store baby food – thereby avoiding the risk of food poisoning…