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Food safety at your fingertips

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 it

  • Wash hands, containers and utensils before contact with food
  • Wash raw fruits and vegetables

Cool it

  • 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

Separate it

  • 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.