Don’t risk it with food
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.