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Food storage and handling

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Follow the links below to find information about food storage and handling.

Last reviewed: May 2018

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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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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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