When preparing food, there is always a concern about safety precautions. Just like the conventional way of cooking, safety precautions must also be taken into consideration in sous vide cooking. One of the most important precautions to take note of is the used of plastic bags when cooking sous vide. Only the type of plastics bags which are validated to be food safe such as sealable bags and vacuum pouches. These bags are usually made from Polyethylene which is safe for cooking.
The best way is to always check your vacuum pouches to ensure it is food safe before using it for sous vide cooking. Another important precaution to be taken into consideration for those interested in getting started with sous vide cooking is to always ensure that the food is fully submerged in the water bath. If the food is not fully submerged, it may lead to some parts of the food being undercooked. For example is parts of a pork belly is not fully cooked, this may pose a danger to our health as there is a risk of bacteria present on the parts of the undercooked pork.
Lastly, the serving and storage of sous vide food must also be done in an appropriate manner. For example, if the food is which is prepared sous vide is to be served on a later period, it should be placed in an ice bath to cool the food down before placing it in the freezer. This is to ensure the durability of the food so it can be safe for consumption at a later period. In conclusion, the safety precautions must not be taken lightly during sous vide cooking so as to avoid any unnecessary problems to our health in the future.
A visit to the Sous Vide Wizard website will explain more on how to cook sous vide in a proper manner.