Translation

Dish up safety while preparing food

title

By Lisa Braxton

These days, food and lifestyle magazines and websites are filled with recipes for an all-time favorite comfort food–soup. There’s nothing like a hot, hearty bowl of chicken noodle, tomato basil, or any number of other kinds of soup to warm us up and fill us up on a crisp, fall day.

But as soup is prepared, precautions should be taken. NFPA’s Scald Prevention Safety Tips sheet tells us that prepackaged microwavable soups are a frequent cause of scald burn injuries–especially noodle soups–because they can easily tip over, pouring hot liquid and noodles on the person.

If you’re preparing prepackaged soups, choose ones that come in containers that have a wide base, or to avoid the possibility of a spill, pour soup into a traditional bowl after heating.

If an accident does occur, treat the burn right away. Cool the burn with cool water for three to five minutes. Cover with a clean, dry cloth. Get medical help if needed. More scald prevention safety tips and NFPA’s other safety tips sheets are available on the website.

Source:: NFPA – Safety Information


Related Articles

Following string of deadly fires, fire chief offers three-pronged approach to solving the home fire problem

By nfpa@jiveon.com There have already been more than 20 fire deaths in Massachusetts this year. Even more alarming is that…

NPFA continues the conversation about hoarding

By Meredith Hawes In February of 2012 NFPA published a journal article on hoarding – The Dangers of Too Much…

Dual sensor smoke alarms emphasized by grandmother facing loss due to fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com A Nebraska grandmother, who lost family to fire, has launched a campaign stressing the importance of dual sensor…