Safety and first aid

Food safety

Despite three-quarters of people thinking they handle food safely; the majority of food poisoning happens at home.

Correctly preparing, cooking and storing food in the home is the simplest way to avoid food poisoning.

Follow these food safety tips:

  • Clean: Always clean your hands, benchtops and utensils properly.
  • Separate: Keep raw foods (meat, chicken, seafood and eggs) separate from ready-to-eat food.
  • Cook: Cook food until it is steaming hot throughout.
  • Chill: Avoid the temperature danger zone – keep cold foods cold, in the fridge or freezer.

Play it Food Safe to prevent food poisoning.

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eggs campaign image Chicken campaign image Fruit and veg campaign image Play it Food Safe campaign logo


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