Islanders have been reminded to follow basic food hygiene rules like washing hands and cooking food properly after a several cases of illness potentially linked to food poisoning were reported.
The departments of Public Heath and Environmental Health are asking people to follow the 'Four Cs of food safety', particularly when handling meat.
Wash your hands before you prepare, cook, or eat food. Take some hand sanitiser with you to a picnic or barbecue to disinfect your hands before handling food
Regularly clean work surfaces, utensils, and other kitchen items
You should not wash raw meat
Chilling food properly helps stop harmful bacteria growing
Keep chilled food out of the fridge for the shortest time possible during preparation
Defrost your food thoroughly before cooking it. Food should be defrosted in the fridge
Make sure any meat you cook is steaming hot and cooked all the way through before serving
Juices should run clear when meat is cooked through
Burgers should not be served rare or pink
Use different utensils for raw and cooked food
Wash utensils and surfaces between tasks
Wash your hands after touching raw food
Express has asked for the number of suspected food poisoning cases and is yet to receive a reply.
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