A romantic meal at home
Nothing quite kills a romantic dinner at home quite like a bout of food poisoning. To make sure the warm feelings are in your heart, not your tummy, we asked Kirsten Mattison, senior advisor at Health Canada’s Bureau of Microbial Hazards, for reminders of safe food prep. She advises thoroughly washing foods with edible skins; using separate surfaces and utensils for prepping raw and cooked foods; fully cooking foods; and refrigerating leftovers. Here are some other food handling tips to keep you both healthy this February 14.