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With only a few days to go until the long Jubilee weekend, thousands of Wirral residents will soon be rolling up their sleeves to start preparing the all-important party food. To help ensure it is enjoyable and safe, Wirral Council and the Food Standards Agency have teamed up to provide these easy-to-follow food safety tips:
Narriman Looch, Head of Foodborne Disease Control at the FSA said, “We are delighted that the Platinum Jubilee gives communities across Wirral a chance to enjoy gathering together over the long weekend to celebrate this historic milestone. Celebrating safely means thinking about food safety ahead of time, so on the day you can concentrate on enjoying the party.
“We know there’s a lot to organise, but don’t forget hygiene is also important, so plan out carefully how you will prepare, make and store food. None of us want unsafe food to affect the fun we will all hope to have on the day.”
Following FSA guidance on the 4 C’s: cleaning, chilling, cooking, avoiding cross-contamination will also help you prepare a safe feast for your friends and neighbours.
Councillor Harry Gorman, vice-chair of Wirral’s Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee, said, “Warm weather, outdoor cooking, and serving food outside are the perfect conditions for bacteria to grow and increase the chance of food poisoning.
“But following these simple steps that most people are already familiar with, will help ensure that your party food is memorable for all the right reasons.”
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