|After vegetable, bread, or dry good cutting, the block may be wiped clean with a damp cloth or sponge and dried thoroughly. Make sure liquids that seeped onto reverse side are also dried. Occasionally, a small amount of mineral or vegetable oil should be rubbed into both sides of block.
||CAUTION: When the block is used during preparation of poultry or other meats, bacteria can remain on the surface and be transferred to other foods and tools. If ingested, this bacteria can cause serious or fatal illness. When uncooked meat touches the board, clean both sides thoroughly with a sponge or cloth soaked in hot water and detergent. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth and dry thoroughly.