Paid PostPosted on Jan 29, 201614 Little Things We Sometimes Do In The Kitchen That Can Be Really HarmfulPlaying it safe with food only takes a few seconds and it's always worth it.by Queensland Government. Healthier. Happier.Brand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. We've maybe not paid proper attention to the stove because our favourite song came on the radio. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ThinkStock 2. We've washed our chicken. ThinkStock Who would've thought washing chicken could be dangerous?! But it is. Water droplets can splash from the chicken spreading bacteria around your kitchen. 3. We've maybe left something to defrost out in the sink or on a windowsill... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ThinkStock Don't do it! Defrost in the fridge! It's all about making sure your food's not in the temperature danger zone for too long. That’s between 5 degrees and 60 degrees Celsius. 4. ...then not cooked it straight away. ThinkStock Get it hot ASAP! 5. Or maybe not reheated something properly... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ThinkStock Always reheat until steaming hot! 6. ...like not reheated it until it was boiling. ThinkStock What you're eating should be boiling hot all throughout. 7. We've possibly reheated something more than once. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ThinkStock Never, ever, ever reheat something more than once after storing it again. Too risky! 8. We've all done the "just going to try a little test" thing and burnt our tongue ruining our taste buds before dinner. ThinkStock Just make sure you don't burn your tongue with all this boiling and reheating pls. 9. We've maybe thought food in the fridge that smelt OK or didn't look funny was going to be OK. ThinkStock Leftovers for longer than two days can become suspect. Don't risk your belly! 10. We've sometimes used the same chopping board for everything and forgot to wash it... ThinkStock Differently coloured chopping boards help keep track so you avoid spreading bacteria. 11. ...or the same knives without properly washing them. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ThinkStock Wiping it isn't cleaning it FYI. Hot soapy water is you and your knives best friend. 12. We've rinsed our hands thinking we've washed them properly. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ThinkStock 3 Sorry, fam, but you have to wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds (that's two sing-a-longs of "Happy Birthday") to kill the germs. 13. We may have given the bench a meh wipe-down. ThinkStock You know, instead of using hot soapy water or cleaning spray. 14. We've thought we were pro chefs and started chopping a little too quickly and cut ourselves. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ThinkStock Fingers are very useful so be very careful with yours. Get even more food safe tips in seconds right here.