Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Food Safety TIps

November 30, 2012

This holiday season we want to ensure that we are safe from the foods we will set on our tables. We must then be vigilant in buying food products. This is to avoid acquiring of food-borne diseases. 

In severe cases, unsafe food may lead consumers to illnesses such as gastritis, typhoid fever, cholera, food poisoning and amoebiasis. Among the symptoms to observe are diarrhea, vomiting and flu like symptoms. Better be careful than sorry. Here are some food safety tips.

1. This season avoid holiday rush so you will have ample time to scrutinize the items you will buy.  Always make sure to buy your food in trusted and reputable shops.

2.  We love to make fruit salads and most of the ingredients are canned. Check the physical quality of the product. Do not buy deformed items especially on canned foods. 

3. Always check the expiration of the product. It may be on sale but it was best before months or years back. Some small shops use stickers to hide original expiration dates. If you think, it was tampered, do not buy it. 

4. In wet market, there are food products for sale but bears no labels. Sellers may claim, it is what we're looking for. Watch out, it may be not. Proper labels are important to verify the brand and quality of item. 

5. Always wash hands before handling, preparing or cooking food. No excuse on that. 

5. Fresh fruits and vegetables must be washed properly before using or eating.  

6. Cook the food properly and accordingly. Temperature is important in cooking food. Make sure to use food thermometer to check the roast chicken inside the oven. Do not base your judgement on outer look. 

7. Refrigerate what's left good and discard the spoiled or contaminated food. 

How about you, do you have any food safety tips to share? You can share it on the comment box below. Have a stress-free holiday. 


  1. eating is about strict nutrition staying realistic thin, and deprive yourself of the foods you love. it's feeling great to eat a healthy food than eating non healthy food. having more energy,were stabilizing your mood, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible This is a good tip thanks for sharing.

  2. Hello Sis,
    Can you please link your entries to for the BPC if you do not mind :-( I think you forget it, thank you Sis mwah :-) I love eating fruits and banana or apple is my best choice to grab when I am really hungry :-)

  3. Great information here! So timely for the holiday season. I guess these reminders are so appropriate sa Pinas. As for a food safety tip, mine are somewhat the same to what you just shared. :)

    BPC hopping!

  4. that is true, we should check on the food that we are buying and look at its content. fruits would be tough one to buy because some go rot easily like the bananas, if u dont consume then right away.
    anyway, thanks for the tips! photo perfect.

  5. wow, very helpful tips! Thanks for sharing! I love that photo of the fruits.. that reminds me to buy fruits tomorrow! dec6 bpc!

  6. we always have a steady supply of fresh fruits here in the house, and yes, i always make sure that i check the expiration date of the products i buy before i throw them into the shopping cart. super duper late 341 BPC hop.

  7. with fruits you know that you are eating healthy food that is rich in fiber and vitamins. Thanks for sharing this great tips


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