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Safe food handling

The way that you store, handle and prepare foods is just as important as the kinds of foods that you eat and feed to your child in the early years. Food that isn't sterilised properly or that is handled or stored inappropriately can be an invitation for bugs and bacteria, to which babies, young children and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable.

Taking a few simple precautions and using your common sense will help keep your home food-safe, as well as lessen the risk of you or your child developing food-borne illnesses.

Click on the topics below to find out more about:

Home hygiene basics
Sterilising bottles and equipment
Food handling and storage
Safe bottle feeding guide
Using a microwave oven