Tips for Food Safety

  • Take chilled and frozen food home quickly and put in the fridge or freezer at once.
  • Prepare and store raw and cooked food separately - keep raw meat and fish at the bottom of your fridge and use separate knives and chopping boards for raw and cooked food.
  • Keep the coldest part of your fridge at 0-5°C - get a fridge thermometer.
  • Check 'use-by' dates - use food within the recommended period.
  • Keep pets away from food - and dishes, utensils and worktops.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before preparing food, after going to the toilet or after handling pets.
  • Keep your kitchen clean - wash worktops and utensils between handling cooked and raw foods.
  • Don't eat food containing uncooked eggs - keep eggs in the fridge.
  • Cook food well, following any instructions on the pack. If you reheat make sure it is piping hot, and only reheat once.
  • Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold - don't leave them standing around.


If you need any further advice, please contact us. Where needed, an officer will arrange to visit and give advice.




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  • Phone: 01597 827467
  • Address: Environmental Health, The Gwalia, Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6AA

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