17th Day of Christmas – Food Safety Tips

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As you prepare for your dinner on Christmas Day, here are some food safety tips.


  • When purchasing groceries, check the expiry dates carefully.
  • Inspect meat and fish thoroughly before purchasing.
  • Clear eyes indicate that fish is fresh. If the flesh of a fillet fish is crumbling, do not buy it.
  • Examine products using the natural lighting in the store rather than the LED lights that are in the refrigerators.
  • Ensure that your food is stored at the correct temperature.
  • Clean your refrigerator to make room for new foods by throwing out any perishables that have passed their ‘best before’ dates.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw meat, poultry or fish, after using the toilet, and after handling pets and rubbish.
  • Use separate knives to cut raw meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator within two hours of cooking.


For more tips, you may contact

Consumer Affairs Commission

34 Trafalgar Road

Kingston 10
Toll Free: 1-888-991-4470
Telephone: 1-876-906-5425/1-876-619-4222
Fax: 1-876-906-7525
E-mail: info@cac.gov.jm

Website : www.cac.gov.jm

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