Reusable food containers and food safety

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The Food Safety Information Council today issued advice about safely using reusable food containers, especially as they are gaining acceptance with food retailers.

Cathy Moir, council chair, said whether it is your coffee keep cup, refillable water bottle, or if you are taking your own container to the deli, take away or cafe we need to follow some safety tips to make sure we aren’t increasing cases of food poisoning.

“We support the reduction of singe use plastics but not at the expense of increasing the number of cases of food poisoning. For example, we support the use of thin plastic bags to stop the contamination of ready to eat salad vegetables at the checkout or loose in supermarket trolleys,” Ms. Moir said.

“But you need to follow these six simple tips to keep your food safe”:

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