Learn how to handle food safety to avoid food poisoning. Watch Brian, Bobby, Billy and Bernie bacteria as they remind us how to keep bacteria at bay.
This is Bobby. Bacteria like Bobby will find their way onto foods that aren't stored right.

Bobby hates the cold, so keep your fridge below five degrees celsius.

To stop Bobby from spreading himself around, organise your fridge correctly. Always store cooked foods and raw foods separately.

Store raw foods in sealed or covered containers at the bottom of the fridge.

Keep raw foods below cooked foods, to avoid liquid such as meat juices dripping down and bacteria contaminating cooked foods.

Otherwise the bacteria from the raw meat might contaminate your dinner ­ and that increases your chances of food poisoning.

And remember, a crowded fridge prevents cool air circulating. If you store your food properly the bacteria will have nowhere to hide.

You can avoid food poisoning ­ shop, store, cook and eat safely.

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Last updated: March 2016

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