Food Standards Agency published ‘Safe Summer Food’ picnic hygiene guide

16/06/2017 - 09:22
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a ‘Safe Summer Food’ guide to address concerns of picnic food hygiene.

The guide offers tips and advice for those planning a picnic. Tips include storing cold food at 5 degrees or below, keeping cool boxes closed and packing away food from a picnic.

Heather Hancock, chair of the FSA Board, said: “When you’re at a picnic this summer, remember that keeping food cool is an important defence against people getting food poisoning. Generally, the cooler the temperature the slower germs will grow.

“That’s why paying attention to how food is stored and transported is especially important in the warm summer months.”

The tips come as 40% of Brits plan to go for a picnic this summer and 23% are concerned about food hygiene, the FSA has found.

The 'Safe Summer Food' guide can be viewed here.

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