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Food Safety for consumers

Food Quality and Safety are critical to consumers and form an integral part of any food industry programs. Consumer education has also been identified as a key element since consumers too must play a role in maintaining food safety throughout the food chain. NSW Food authorise provide detailed explanations and insights to food safety for the consumers.

For further advice contact your local authority Environmental Health Officer or state health authority.

Here are some web sites to visit:

Food safety brochures

Food safety is all about prevention. Most food poisonings occur as a result of mishandling food - keeping it at the wrong temperature, cross contamination, and incorrect reheating. Bad practices allow bacteria to either survive or thrive. To ensure that you are practicing food safety, take a look at the following information. The important point is to treat all foods with care.

FOOD SAFETY IN THE HOME
FOOD SAFETY IN THE OUTDOORS
FOOD SAFETY WHEN BUYING FOOD