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Food storage and handling

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Food preparation and safety

Food poisoning can be avoided by correct food preparation and safety in the kitchen. Learn more about food storage, preparation and cooking.

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Storage of your eggs, sperm & embryos in Victoria | VARTA

Eggs, sperm and embryos not used in a treatment procedure can be stored for future use. Eggs and sperm (gametes) can be stored for 10 years and embryos can be stored for five years. If you wish to keep your embryos in storage for longer than five years, you will need to consent to a further storage period with your clinic. You are able to store embryos for up to five years longer than the initial five-year storage period (i.e. total of 10 years).

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Food labelling

Food labels provide you with enough information to make an informed choice when you buy food.

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Food safety myths

Correct food safety procedures can cut the likelihood of food poisoning.

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Food safety tips

Taking care when you buy, store and handle food makes it last longer and can also reduce the risk of food poisoning.

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Date marking

Food labels are date marked with either a best before or use-by date to tell you the safe shelf life of that food (how long the food can be kept before it begins to deteriorate).

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Food safety after cyclones, floods and other disasters

When disasters cause the power to go out, it generally means the food in your fridge will start to go off.

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Taking leftover food home

If you do take food home from a food business, it is important you store and handle the food safely to avoid food poisoning.

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Safe use and storage of chemicals for your pool

Water treatment chemicals are concentrated and toxic substances.

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