Tip of the Week

 

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 defrost under controlled temperatures in the fridge (keeping the food below 8°C) to ensure that any bacteria does not revive as the food defrosts.

Alert

Do not defrost in the kitchen or in the sink – always plan ahead and defrost overnight in the fridge.

Weekly Food Fact

Did you know the expiry date on bottled water has nothing to do with the water.  It is the bottle that is expiring.  Plastic bottles will eventually start to leak chemicals into the water.