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BBQ and food safety

BBQs and food safety

Remember these food safety tips at your Grand Final BBQ this weekend-

  • Keep your meat in the fridge until you are ready to put it on the BBQ and keep all ready to eat food covered until you are ready to eat it. This will protect it from contamination by flies.
  • Keep salads, patés, spreads, dips and other perishable products in the fridge until needed. It may seem like a great idea to leave food out so that guests can nibble throughout the whole day, but unfortunately bacteria will also have a feast. It’s better to divide these higher risk perishable foods into small amounts and replenish with fresh portions as required.
  • It is even more important than indoor events that you don’t mix fresh top-ups with ones that have been outside for some time where they may also have been enjoyed by flies. Low risk foods, such as nuts, crisps, crackers can be topped up

Remember sausages, hamburgers and poultry need to be cooked all the way through – use a meat thermometer to check they have reached 75°C in the centre. Click here for more BBQ and food safety tips.

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Food safety and home-grown produce

Food safety and home-grown produce is something we need to think about. Its good to remember that you can still get food poisoning from your own produce. This can be avoided with bit of careful planning.

It is great to grow your own food as it tastes good, it is fresh and it helps our children understand where food comes from.

Here’s some advice from the Food Safety Information Council.

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Eggs are back on the menu!

According to the Heart Foundation there is no limit on the number of eggs that can be eaten per week.

Full-fat milk, yoghurt and cheese are also considered a healthy heart option.

But the Heart Foundation says many Australians need to rethink how much red meat they’re eating, as evidence indicates it increases risks for heart disease and stroke and may lead to weight gain. Click here to read the full article.

CFT Food Safety online training covers egg handling and egg storage. Eggs have been declared as an allergen.

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What you need to know about food recalls

Rachel Clemens from Choice magazine wrote the following advice about why food recalls happen, and how to find out about them.

“At least one food product is pulled from shelves each week in Australia. 

Considering the millions of different foods you can buy from supermarkets and other food retailers, it’s a tiny proportion. 

But the potential harm to us if these recalls didn’t happen – or if we’re not aware of them – can be significant. In some cases it’s a matter of life and death.

So what causes food recalls, and how do you make sure you know about them?” click here to read the full article.