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How do I wash my cutting board to prevent food poisoning?

To prevent foodborne illness or food poisoning, it's also important to properly wash your cutting boards. Here's how:
  • After each use, clean cutting boards thoroughly in hot, soapy water.
  • After cutting raw meats on your board, wash in the dishwasher. If you prefer cleaning by hand, scrub thoroughly with hot, soapy water, rinse thoroughly and then sanitize with a bleach solution (1 tablespoon bleach in 1 gallon of water). If using a dual purpose product, such as a commercial cleaner/sanitizer combination, follow manufacturer's instructions for application.
  • Discard cutting boards that have cracks, crevices and knife scars.

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