Experts recommend spring cleaning of the kitchen

  • Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:41 a.m.

OMAHA, Neb. -- Experts recommend that anyone doing spring cleaning should spend time addressing issues in their kitchen to make sure their food is safe.

Registered dietitian Karen Ansel says this is a great time for everyone to give their kitchens a food safety check and deep cleaning. The cleaning is especially important for refrigerators and freezers where raw meat is stored because bacteria could be hiding there.

Ansel says every surface that comes into contact with food needs to be cleaned regularly.

And homeowners should go through their pantries and refrigerators regularly to check for food that may have spoiled.

ConAgra Foods and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have assembled a collection of safety and cleaning tips at .

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