Cayman Net News reports it is time to relish the flavors of your favorite holiday meal. But before you serve it to your family and friends make sure these tips are on your holiday “to do” list.

Wash Hands Often: Everyone loves to help with the cooking during the holidays, but too many well-intended chefs can mean an increased risk of foodborne illness.

Also, wash hands often and thoroughly in warm, soapy water before, during, and after meal preparation.

Keep Raw Meats and Ready-to-Eat Foods Separate: Deck your kitchen with two festively colored cutting boards: one strictly for raw meats and the other for ready-to-eat foods. When juices from raw meats or germs from unclean objects accidentally touch cooked or ready-to-eat foods (such as fruits or salads), cross-contamination can occur.