World Food Safety Day 2024: 7 ways to check your food's health

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Check Expiry Dates

Always check the expiry dates on food packaging before purchasing or consuming them. Consuming expired food can lead to foodborne illnesses.

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Inspect Packaging

Look for signs of damage, such as tears, dents, or bulges, in food packaging. Damaged packaging can compromise the safety and quality of the food inside.

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Store Properly

Refrigerate perishable items promptly and store raw meat, poultry, and seafood separately from other foods to prevent cross-contamination.

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Practice good hygiene habits while handling food. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after handling food, especially raw meats, and vegetables.

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Temperature Control

Use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of cooked foods, especially meat, to ensure they are cooked to the recommended temperature.

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Trustworthy Sources

Purchase food items from reputable sources, such as supermarkets, grocery stores, and farmers' markets, to minimize the risk of foodborne illnesses.

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