Food safety when cooking

It’s important to remember a few basic food safety rules to ensure you stay healthy and reduce your food waste.
  • Wash your hands before and whilst preparing food
  • Keep foods out of the temperature 'danger zone'. Between 5 and 60 degrees Celsius is where bacteria, a common cause of food poisoning, can reproduce quickly. Put food in the fridge within 2 hours.
  • Prevent cross-contamination. Always keep raw meats separate from ready-to-eat food.
  • Make sure all food (particularly seafood, poultry and meat) is cooked thoroughly
  • Visit the Better Health Channel website for more information on how to cook, shop, store and eat food safely.

Source: Love food, hate waste

Page last updated: Friday, 10 January 2020