Cooling Food

Tip of the Week Cooling protein foods safely is high risk, especially when the weather is hot as food takes longer to cool. Some spores of bacteria can survive normal cooking, which can then germinate and multiply in warm foods not cooled correctly.    Here are...

Food Wash

Tip of the Week If you do not have a separate food wash sink in your kitchen, here is a good procedure to follow All salad, fruit and vegetables need to be washed before use, unless they are labelled as “washed and ready to eat”. As well as washing off dirt, insects,...

Defrosting

Tip of the Week Never defrost high risk foods at room temperature in the kitchen.  Defrost food under controlled temperature conditions in the fridge Freezing food at -18°C will put any bacteria present on pause, but it will not generally kill it.  Therefore, you must...