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Food storage and handling

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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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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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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Foodborne Disease

Foodborne disease is transmitted by ingestion of contaminated food or drink (by definition). Secondary cases can occur through close contact with infected persons with transmission generally occurring via the faecal oral route.

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Gastroenteritis - campylobacteriosis - Better Health Channel

Campylobacteriosis is a type of gastroenteritis and is more common in children under five years of age and young adults

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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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Bioactives | myVMC

Bioactives are chemical molecules and microbes that have some biological effect on our body. Bioactive food components are bioactives that have been added to food. They are not essential for nutrition, but are thought to offer some health benefits.

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Food labels & nutritional information | Raising Children Network

Food labels have so much nutritional information that they can be very confusing. Our guide makes food labels simple so you can make healthy choices.

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Food safety | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

When people get sick from eating food, this is known as 'food borne' illness or food poisoning

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Hazards after cyclones, floods and other disasters

There are many hazards to consider after cyclones, floods and other disasters including asbestos contamination, mosquitoes, poisons, chemicals, pesticides, snakes, rodents and other wildlife.

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Food poisoning prevention and food safety | myVMC

Food-borne diseases are diseases that are transmitted by food. Food that has been contaminated with pathogens including micro-organisms like bacteria or toxic substances like lead or mercury can cause infection and/or toxicity if a person eats the food. Eating contaminated food causes the micro-organisms or other contaminants to enter your body.

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