Food safety matters is a teaching and training resource on how to handle food safely.
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Importance of food safety
There are at least 5.4 million cases of gastroenteritis food poisoning caused by contaminated food each year in Australia (OzFoodNet). Often, the food that makes us sick looks, smells and tastes normal. However, most food poisoning is easy to prevent.
Food poisoning symptoms
Common symptoms of food poisoning include vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain, though there are others depending on the cause. Food poisoning can be particularly serious in young children, the elderly and people of all ages in poor health. Early medical attention is recommended, especially for these at risk groups.
How to obtain a copy of Food safety matters
Free resource packs (New Queensland secondary schools only)
Most parts of Food safety matters can be downloaded from this web site, but please note copyright restrictions.
Australian Food Safety Week
The aim of Australian Food Safety Week is to improve consumer knowledge of how to handle, store and cook food safely.