What comes to mind when you think of a clean kitchen? Shiny waxed floors? Gleaming stainless steel sinks? Spotless counters and neatly arranged cupboards?
They can help, but a truly "clean" kitchen - that is, one that ensures safe food - relies on more than just looks: It also depends on safe food practices. In the home, food safety concerns revolve around three main functions: food storage, food handling, and cooking.