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Whether it is in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere when summer comes about it is a time to enjoy the warm weather and plan special occasions and gatherings with family and friends. During the warm summer months we see an increase in socialization and food consumption and unfortunately, food poisoning.1 While we enjoy and thrive in the warm weather unfortunately so do bacteria, which multiply rapidly in warm humid temperatures. So to enjoy the summer or holiday season here are some tips on preventing foodborne illnesses.
In Australia the government has provided a list of 10 tips for summer food safety, which are relevant for all consumers, regardless of their location.2
Have fun out there but be safe, handle food properly, cook, clean, separate and chill, wash and sanitize hands and surfaces because as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency states, you don’t want to spend your summer or holiday with any of the least wanted foodborne pathogens3 instead you want to spend it having fun, with family and friends.
For more info on how SGS can help increase safety and quality throughout your food business visit SGS Food Safety.
1 Health Canada Summer Food Safety2 10 Tips for Summer Food Safety3 Canada’s 10 Least Wanted Foodborne Pathogens
Jim Cook Consumer Testing ServicesFood Safety TechnologistSGS – North America, Inc.t: +1 973 461 1493
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