Good hygiene practices

Good hygiene practices

Every day people all over the world get sick from diseases caused by consuming unsafe food and water. Correct food hygiene practices can prevent the spread of foodborne illness and are necessary to ensure the safety of food from the farm to the fork.

Safe food storage at home

31 March 2017

Keeping our food fresh for longer helps us to avoid getting sick, benefits the environment, and saves us money. But where and for how long can we store different types of food? What needs to be chilled and what not? Most pre-packed food labels provide storage instructions, but what is best to do after opening? The storage tips below can help us prevent food spoilage and reduce food waste.

How Does Freezing Preserve Food and Maintain Quality?

01 March 2002

Frozen vegetables and herbs, ready-to-heat meals and gourmet ice cream - the variety of frozen foods in supermarkets has grown markedly since the introduction of frozen food in the 1930's. In this article Food Today looks at the process of freezing and its role in helping to preserve foods and provide convenience and variety.

The safety of fresh fruits and vegetables

01 September 2000

A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is important to maintaining good health. However, fresh produce can sometimes be a source of foodborne illness.

What to do if the freezer stops

01 December 1999

The freezer plays an important role in household management. If it stops working, several steps should be taken to prevent food safety problems and unpleasant odours.

A safe approach to outdoor eating

01 May 1999

The warm weather is on its way, and with it comes the time for barbecuing, picnicking and outdoor activities. But as the temperature rises, so does the activity of bacteria which may spoil your foods.