- Food-borne illness
- Food safety at Parties
- Summertime Food Safety Tips
- Food safety when eating outdoors or barbecuing
- Guidelines for registered commercial BBQ stalls
- Temperature Danger Zone
- Lunches from Home
- Pregnancy and Food Safety
Contaminated food causes an estimated 4.1 million cases of food-borne illness each year in Australia.
For information on food-borne illness, see the fact sheet below or contact the Communicable Disease Control on 6205 2155.
Parties allow us to gather with the people we care about to celebrate. The last thing we want is for our guests to get with food poisoning, but unfortunately this does happen. See the fact sheet below for information on how to keep food safe at parties.
The risk of food-borne illness is particularly high in summer, as bacteria multiply faster in hot weather.
Following simple precautions in the handling, storage and preparation of food will reduce the risk of food becoming unsafe. See our fact sheet on how to keep food safe in hot weather.
Whether it's a barbecue, picnic or camping trip, food seems to taste better when you eat it outdoors. However, food poisoning can be a real risk, especially in the warmer months. You need to take a bit more care when preparing and storing foods for outdoor eating. For more information see the below fact sheet.
A BBQ is a great way to fundraise for a good cause. For information in how to provide safe food, see the below fact sheet.
Potentially hazardous foods must be stored, displayed and transported at safe temperatures to prevent food-borne illness. Keep hot foods at or above 60oC and keep cold foods at or below 5oC.
See the fact sheet below for information about the temperature danger zone.
Packing a lunch for school or work can save money, but if it’s not prepared, stored and transported correctly, it may result in food borne illness. See our fact sheet below for information on how to keep your lunch from home safe.
Food safety is always important, but you have to be particularly careful during pregnancy.
See the fact sheet below for information on safe eating during pregnancy.
Salmonellosis is an infection caused by Salmonella bacteria. People become unwell after swallowing these bacteria. Usually this happens after eating inadequately cooked food, by cross-contamination or person to person spread.
For more information, see the fact sheet below or contact Communicable Disease Control on 6205 2155.