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The Overlooked Error You Make When Opening Canned Goods
Canned food is commonplace in most kitchens, but you may not know that you should clean the can lid before opening it. The lid can harbor dirt and bacteria from outside your home.
When a can is opened, outside bacteria can get in the food. Fortunately, cleaning a can lid is easy. Just wipe the top with a clean napkin, towel, or sanitizing wipe.
This advice goes double for cans that have been exposed to hazardous materials, which may occur during a flood or other natural disaster.
For these cans, fully remove their labels, then wash them in soap and rinse. Then, wipe down the can with a sanitizing solution of 1 cup of bleach mixed with 5 gallons of water.