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Food poisoning is not always from the last restaurant, takeaway or café you ate out at. Quite often, food poisoning occurs in the home.
Find out how you can keep you and your family safe from accessing information in the links below.
Some useful food safety tips when shopping for your groceries
Cross contamination occurs when bacteria are transferred from a contaminated food or surface such as a chopping board and utensils to other food. Follow these tips to avoid cross contamination in the home kitche
Dish cloths are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria because they sit at room temperature which is ideal for microbial growth, they contain food particles which are a source of food for microbes and they provide moisture needed for their microbial activity.
Food cooked in a microwave oven does not heat uniformly and unwanted bacteria may survive in portions not heated sufficiently.
Making sure your refrigerator is storing food at 5°C can considerably reduce the chances of you or your family getting food poisoning and can also reduce food wastage.
Within 2 hours of power being cut, all potentially hazardous food such as meat, poultry, seafood and ready-to-eat perishable foods in the refrigerator
Some tips to help choose businesses that employ safe food handling practices.
Simple precautions to avoid food poisoning from doggy bags
Safety rules to follow for BBQ's and picnics
Tips around lunchbox safety
Some safety rules to follow for leftovers
Entertaining can pose food safety challenges. Find tips on how to avoid poisoning your guests.
Pets are part of the family however they can carry millions of germs which can be easily transferred to us and our food.
Contrary to what many people believe, eggs should be stored in the refrigerator to maintain egg quality and lengthen storage life.
Pets are part of the family however they can carry millions of germs which can be easily transferred to us and our food. Keep your pet out of the kitchen.