Garden barbecues and more

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Barbecues are a big part of many summer afternoons and evenings, but unfortunately the warmer weather helps harmful bacteria,  such as E. Coli O157 and Salmonella, to thrive and grow. If you do not keep your barbecue well cleaned, your next braai could  result in food poisoning.

Follow these simple steps to prepare food safely and keep your barbecue and outdoor area hygienically clean:

  • Keep raw meats separate from other foods; particularly ready-to-eat dishes: raw meat carries bacteria which can easily be transferred to ready-to-eat foods before they're destroyed by the barbecuing process.

  • Don't mix your marinades: remember to keep marinades for raw and cooked meats apart. .Use separate brushes for each marinade and always soak your brush in a mixture of water and Domestos Multipurpose Bleach before the next use.

  • Wash your hands:  to avoid the risk of cross-contamination, clean your hands  thoroughly before and after handling all food, but particularly raw meat.

  • Clean up thoroughly afterwards: bleach is the only household cleaner that destroys all types of germs. Clean all surfaces; including the barbecue grill and utensils, with Domestos Multipurpose Thick Bleach and rinse before the next use.

  • Don't forget your garden furniture: give it a regular clean with Domestos Multipurpose Thick Bleach. You would be surprised at the old bits of food and germs that hover around after a braai – especially when everyone has eaten outside.

    Brighten up the patio: concrete patios can quickly get dirty and stained. Hose yours down, then scrub with Domestos Multipurpose Thick Bleach, leave for 5-10 minutes and rinse.

Germs Love Barbecues

Campylobacter

Salmonella

E.Coli

Cladosporium

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Wood often becomes discoloured and damaged far quicker than concrete or stone. Commercial deck cleaners can generally be substituted for bleach, which may work quicker.

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