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Food safety at your fingertips
Tuesday, December 06, 2022
With a few simple steps, you can prevent your summer gatherings from turning into a kitchen nightmare.
Our food safety experts have shared some handy hygiene tips to keep your family and friends safe from food poisoning.
- Wash hands, containers and utensils before contact with food
- Wash raw fruits and vegetables
- Don’t overfill your fridge as airflow is needed to keep food cool
- Transport perishable foods in a cooler with plenty of ice
- Throw out perishable food that has been out of a fridge or cooler for more than two hours
- Keep cooked and uncooked foods separate, especially meats
- Transport raw and cooked meats in two separate coolers and avoid cross-contamination
Did you know?
Council inspects more than 1,200 food businesses each year to ensure the food they serve meets the highest hygiene standards.