City joins in the fight for food safety
The City of Kwinana is urging residents to be food-safe and not become one of the estimated 4.1 million people who get food poisoning in Australia each year.
The Food Safety Council said there were many myths about food poisoning, so the focus of this year’s Australian Food Safety Week was to bust some of them.
For example, food poisoning is not always caused by the last thing eaten. Symptoms can take several days or weeks to appear.
Food poisoning isn’t a mild illness — each year an estimated one million Australians have to visit a doctor with food poisoning, 32,000 people end up in hospital and 86 people die.
City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said the City was promoting Food Safety Week.
“We encourage you to complete a short quiz at our library or online for your chance to enter a draw to win a food safety prize pack valued at $75, which includes a cooler bag, ice bricks, thermometer, tongs, coloured chopping boards and gloves,” she said.
The quiz can be found at http://bit.ly/1XRzCVT.
The Food Safety Council is Australia’s leading disseminator of consumer-targeted food safety information.
For further information and how to donate, see www.foodsafety.asn.au.