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 Brian.

Bacteria like Brian love food, but your food doesn't love Brian.

And neither does your health.

When shopping, pick up dry foods and household goods first ­ things like canned fish, rice, lentils and toothpaste.

Brian is not interested in these.

He's not too bothered by fruit and vegetables either, so collect them next.

Brian loves meat, seafood and dairy - but only when they're warm.

He hates the cold and he can't handle the heat, so it's important to choose hot and cold items last.

Otherwise, they may end up at Brian's favourite temperature ­ above 5 degrees celsius.

Make sure you keep your hot and cold foods separate.

Or, as your cold foods warm up and your hot foods cool down, you'll find yourself taking home some unwanted passengers.

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

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Last updated: March 2016

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