Food Safety

Better understanding


Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards.


  • Prevent contaminating food withpathogens spreading from people, pets, and pests.
  • Separate raw and cooked foods to prevent contaminating the cooked foods.
  • Cook foods for the appropriate length of time and at the appropriate temperature to kill pathogens.
  • Store food at the proper temperature.
  • Do use safe water and raw materials

Food Poisoning

Frequently asked questions

1. What is the biggest/most common mistake when it comes to food safety?

2. What are the "high risk" foods I should avoid?

3. How often should I wash my hands in order to remove germs?

4. How long do I need to wash my hands in order to remove germs?

5. Do anti-bacterial products clean and kill germs as well as washing with soap and water?

6. Are sponges safe to use?