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    Cooking a Sunday roast? Five safety tips


    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm first and foremost. We specialise in all areas of personal injury compensation including accidents at work, slips, trips and falls and road traffic accidents, ensuring you get the amount of compensation you are entitled to. However, our 13 years’ experience as a law firm has led us to become experts in accident avoidance in many areas and in this article, we give a handy guide on cooking a Sunday roast.

    Good preparation

    Safety begins long before the oven has even been turned on. It is important to observe proper preparation when cooking any food and this goes especially for a Sunday roast. Check all food before cooking in order to ensure that it has not passed its expiration date. Reduce the chances of contracting salmonella or food poisoning by washing all vegetables and utensils before use.

    Cooking thoroughly

    Make sure all meat is cooked thoroughly in order to reduce the chances of contracting food poisoning. If you have chicken or pork with your Sunday roast then you should be extra careful that the food is cooked thoroughly. Prick the meat with a fork and if the juices run clear, it is ok to serve the meat

    Fire safety

    We understand that accidents can happen in the kitchen. It is imperative to reduce the chances of fire starting when cooking. Basic fire safety includes not leaving a pan unattended, not adding food to a pan that is smoking and ensuring that a fire blanket and fire extinguisher are on hand and easily found in the event of a fire.

    Preventing burns

    The last thing you want is to spoil that beautiful, succulent roast by an impromptu trip to the hospital with a nasty burn. Use oven mitts where possible to remove food from the oven and never grab the handle of a pan that has become too hot. If you suffer a burn, run it immediately under cold water. Never use ice on a burn as this can cause further damage to the nerves and skin.

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    Washing up

    Just as safety begins before the oven has been switched on, it doesn’t end as soon as it has been turned off. Ensure that you wash up properly after washing down that delicious Sunday roast in order to reduce the spread of bacteria and the chances of getting food poisoning. If using a rack to dry your dishes, ensure that all knives are pointed downwards to reduce the chances of a cut.

    Date Published: May 1, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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