Don’t risk it with food

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

WARM weather and large get-to­geth­ers make sum­mer a risky pe­riod for food poi­son­ing.

Metro South Pub­lic Health Physi­cian Dr Vicki Slinko said food poi­son­ing could be par­tic­u­larly se­ri­ous for young chil­dren, the el­derly, preg­nant women and any­one in poor health.

Dr Slinko said the best food safety strat­egy was to fol­low stan­dard food safety pre­cau­tions and plan ahead.

Pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures were most im­por­tant, as some con­tam­i­nated or off foods would not nec­es­sar­ily look, taste or smell any dif­fer­ent to safe food.

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