NEW YORK (October 10, 2011)—Maines Paper and Food Service is trying to educate people on how to safely prepare their food at home.
The Conklin, NY-based distributor has launched KeepingItKleen.com, an off-shoot of the company's efforts to prevent food borne illnesses among the restaurants it supplies. Keeping It Kleen has advice on how to properly sanitize produce, hand washing techniques, a home health inspection quiz and how to do a clean kitchen makeover. The website launch coincides with publicized cases of food contamination involving e-coli, salmonella, and, most recently, listeria on cantaloupes.
Keeping It Kleen Director Julie Lovelass says 80 percent of food poisoning cases are caused in the home. It will soon feature a section on food safety tips for the holidays.