Be sure to have clean hands preparation. Wash with warm or hot, soapy water, and dry with a clean towel or paper towels. • Replace kitchen sponges and dish cloths often, as bacteria multiply in these damp items. Keep sponges and dish cloths as dry as possible in between uses. • Use a bleach solution to disinfect kitchen counters, cutting boards, cupboard door handles, sponges and dish cloths, and sinks. Use1 tsp (5 mL) of bleach to3 cups (750 mL) of water. • Use separate cutting boards for meat products and non-meat products.