Asked by: Ruth Basallo
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th January, 2020

Can you cut meat and vegetables on the same board?

Use two cutting boards: one strictly to cut raw meat, poultry and seafood; the other for ready-to-eat foods, like breads and vegetables. Don't confuse them. Discard old cutting boards that have cracks, crevices and excessive knife scars.

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Considering this, can I use the same cutting board for meat and vegetables?

Using the same cutting board for meat and vegetables. Uncooked meat will leave bacteria on everything it touches, including your cutting boards, utensils and your own hands. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service recommends using separate boards for meat and vegetables.

Likewise, is it OK to cut meat on a wood cutting board? The Meat and Poultry Hotline says that consumers may use wood or a nonporous surface for cutting raw meat and poultry. This will prevent bacteria on a cutting board that is used for raw meat, poultry, or seafood from contaminating a food that requires no further cooking.

Also question is, do I need separate cutting boards for meat and vegetables?

Use separate cutting boards and plates for produce, meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs: Use one cutting board for fresh produce or other foods that won't be cooked before they're eaten, and another for raw meat, poultry, or seafood. Replace them when they are worn.

Is it OK to cut vegetables on a cutting board after you have cut raw meat only if?

It is ok to cut vegetables on a cutting board after you have cut raw meat only if. a) you rinse the cuttting board in running water prior. b) you wash the cutting board with soap prior to cutting the vegetables. c) you thoroughly clean and sanitize the cutting board prior to cutting the vegetables.

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