Is Homemade Sourdough Bread Safe?

How Do I Know the Sourdough Starter is Healthy?

Making sure the sourdough starter is healthy is the secret to a good flavorsome sourdough bread, but it is also important for safety.

If the sourdough starter does not have a strong enough population of good bacteria and yeast, it is possible for the starter to go bad.

Basic Food Hygiene Practices When Making Sourdough Bread

Washing hands before handling food and food preparation equipment

Using clean utensils, equipment and cooking surfaces

Using ingredients within their use-by dates

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