• 25 Days of Christmas

    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