Food Safety this Summer

Food Safety this Summer

The Food Safety Information Council take food safety seriously. Food poisoning in particular, will be their focus for this year’s National Food Safety Week commencing 10 -17 November. They will create awareness for the community and education about the risks associated with food poisoning, prevention and those most at risk such as pregnant women, people with poor immune systems, and, in particular, the elderly.

With the weather getting warmer, food safety in Queensland becomes a real issue, and people should be mindful of food spoilage and bacterial contamination. The temperature range between 5°C and 60°C is known as the “temperature danger zone” for food. This is because in this zone, food poisoning bacteria can grow to unsafe levels which can make you very sick. The best rule to stick by is to ‘keep hot food hot and cold foods cold.’ Snap frozen meals are by far the safest choice when buying pre-cooked and prepared meals. Fresh and chilled meals have a much higher risk factor and a greater chance of ‘going off’ which can be very dangerous, especially to the elderly. By choosing snap frozen meals you minimise any risk, taking meals straight from the freezer to the microwave or oven.  

At Gourmet Meals we have the most stringent food safety program and have done for 25 years. With four audits per year, we adhere to the highest and strictest of food safety and quality assurance standards. We follow well documented processes outlined by Food Standards Australia New Zealand.

Our HACCP program is impressive to say the least, the auditors are always praising our well-trained chefs who are from Switzerland and Germany, with  and who, with their strong work ethics and strict cleaning schedules, have implemented  the best of Food Safety Programs. Contact Gourmet Meals today to learn more about are our food safety standards and why snap frozen meals are the safest choice for you.




Tags: Food Safety Information Council, National Food Safety Week, Food Safety, Frozen Meals Delivered, Gluten Free Meals

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