Shopping and storage food safety

Shopping and storage food safety

Strict food safety standards apply to food retailers in Australia to ensure that the food you buy is safe. But there are...

Christmas and holiday entertaining

Part of the fun of Christmas and the holiday season is catching up with family and friends and helping out by sharing...

Work and school lunch safety

Packing a lunch for yourself or your child is a healthy and cost effective option however food poisoning bacteria can grow quickly,...

Cross contamination

What is cross contamination? Cross contamination occurs when bacteria and viruses are transferred from a contaminated food or surface such as a...

Is it food poisoning?

Food poisoning is caused by bacteria, viruses or toxins in the food we eat. Some of these toxins are found naturally in...

What to do if you get food poisoning?

If you get food poisoning seek medical attention. Food poisoning can be particularly serious in young children, the elderly and people of...

Our health is in our hands!

Always wash your hands before handling food and after handling raw meat or poultry. Clean hands will decrease the possibility of food...

Sprouts

Problems with contaminated bean and seed sprouts in Australia Outbreaks of food-borne illness both in Australia and overseas have been associated with...

Food safety tips – Poultry

Chicken is a healthy, convenient meal and is Australia’s most popular meat with over 8 out of every 10 cooks choosing chicken....

Fridge and freezer food safety

According to recent research, most Australians don’t know that cold food should be stored at or below 5°C. Yet doing this can...
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