LATEST NEWS

News

Residents urged to exercise proper hygiene for Food Safety Week

Egg separator

Locals are being warned to be careful when handling raw or uncooked food as part of Food Safety Week.

This year’s theme ‘Raw and Risky’ focusses on the mishandling of raw or uncooked foods, in particular eggs which can cause foodborne illnesses in Australia.

There have been a number of food poisoning outbreaks in recent years linked to eggs and other uncooked or lightly cooked food, and Bega Valley Shire Council is working to increase awareness of the risks.

Eggs can be contaminated with the bacterium Salmonella, and can be a source of food poisoning if not handled and cooked properly.

Residents who have their own hens should keep the nesting material and litter clean and dry and change it regularly, and wash and dry their hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling eggs.

To help promote the message, Bega Valley Shire Council will be holding a competition.

The prize will be one of six egg separators; the first six correct answers drawn will each win a prize.

The community can email or write to Council answering the following food safety question:

What foodborne illness is most commonly linked to raw eggs?

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mail to: Environmental Health Team PO Box 492, Bega NSW 2550

The prizes will be drawn after the last mail on 30 November 2016.

Photograph: One of the egg separators you can win in Council’s Food Safety Week competition.

You may also like...

Upgrade works start on the Kings Highway

Upgrade works start on the Kings Highway

Drivers are warned to allow extra time for their travels up and down the Clyde Mountain, with Eurobodalla Shire Council and Roads and Maritime...

Eurobodalla businesses urged to 'Ban the Bag'

Eurobodalla businesses urged to 'Ban the Bag'

Eurobodalla businesses and locals are being encouraged to lobby for a ban on plastic bags. It comes as Eurobodalla Shire Council steps up its calls...

Panel appointed for NSW mental unit review

Panel appointed for NSW mental unit review

A six-person panel will traverse NSW to determine whether the state's mental health system is consistent with national standards and international...

Seclusion, restraint under review in NSW

Seclusion, restraint under review in NSW

A six-person panel will determine whether the NSW mental health system is consistent with national standards and international best practice. NSW...