Food safety is just as important for food prepared at home. By not storing, preparing and cooking food correctly you are at risk of food poisoning. We have put together some helpful tips to ensure the food you make and store is safe to eat:

  • follow the storage and cooking guidelines on pre-packed food
  • always wash your hands in between handling raw and cooked food
  • ensure food is cooked thoroughly
  • make sure raw meat is kept on the bottom shelf of your fridge

The 'four Cs' are the main things to remember for good food hygiene:

  • cleaning
  • cooking
  • chilling
  • cross-contamination

For more information, contact the Food & Safety team:

Last updated on 17/08/2018

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