How to keep your food safe this summer

How to keep your food safe this summer

Summer means warm weather and eating outside – BBQs, picnics and fish and chips at the beach.

While we Kiwis love this relaxed style of eating, we shouldn’t relax when it comes to food safety. In fact, the warm weather means we need to be more careful with our food as the higher temperatures can put food at risk of developing harmful bacteria.

No one wants their summer holiday ruined by food poisoning so we’ve put together a few easy ways to keep your food safe and avoid any unnecessary food waste.

Keep it cold

On the BBQ

When cooking on the barbecue, the two main risk factors are undercooked meat and spreading germs from raw meat onto food that’s ready to eat.


Learn more: How long is it safe to keep your leftovers?