Cutting Board Safety
Bacteria can hide in cracks and grooves in cutting boards. But with the right care and cleaning, your non-porous cutting boards can be safe and useful tools when preparing meals.
A good cutting board is smooth, durable and non-porous. Choose a board that you can clean easily and that will resist deep scratching with use.
Use multiple cutting boards. Keep one board for raw meats, poultry, and seafood, and another board for foods like fruits, vegetables and cheeses.
Use hot water and soap to clean your board. Use a scrub brush to remove bits of food stuck to the board. Sanitize your cutting board with a mild bleach solution (5ml/1 tsp. bleach per 750ml/3 cups water). Wait until your board is completely dry before storing. Keep cutting boards stored away from raw meat, poultry or seafood until you use it next.