Handy tips for food safety
Cooking for your family begins with making sure you’re properly prepared, following instructions and storing all food in the right place. It’s all pretty straightforward but there’s no shortcuts when it comes to your family’s health. Find below our top tips for food safety.
Top tips to try at home
Tip #1: Freezing cooked food
Tip #2: How to check food is properly cooked through
Tip #3: How to stop bacteria from spreading
Tip #4: Defrosting frozen food
Tip #5: Keeping your kitchen clean
Tip #6: Extend the life of food by freezing
Tip #7: Why shouldn't you wash raw meat before cooking it?
Tip #8: How to store raw food safely
Tip #9: Reheating tips
Tip #10: Best before isn't the same as use by date
Tip #11: Stick to the use by date
Use-by-dates refer to safety. Food can be eaten up to the end of this date, but not after, even if it looks and smells fine. Always follow the storage instructions on the packet. Even if food looks and smells fine, using it after this date could put you and your family's health at risk.