As days get warmer, DOH offers tips vs. food poisoning

Victims of the fire that hit Parola compound in Manila take refuge at the Delpan Sports Complex in Tondo on Tuesday. Around 6,000 families were affected by the fire. Fires broke out in several areas of the metropolis on the third day of March, the fire prevention month.(MNS photo)

Victims of the fire that hit Parola compound in Manila take refuge at the Delpan Sports Complex in Tondo on Tuesday. Around 6,000 families were affected by the fire. Fires broke out in several areas of the metropolis on the third day of March, the fire prevention month. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Mar 4 (Mabuhay) – Cook food thoroughly and keep it at a safe temperature.

These were among the tips issued by the Department of Health to protect against food poisoning as the days become warmer.

“Now that it’s getting warmer, there is a higher risk of food poisoning,” the DOH said in a post on its Facebook page.

During the dry (summer) months, people are expected to bring food to picnics and outings.

The DOH’s five tips against food poisoning include:

1. Keep everything clean.

2. Separate raw from cooked food.

3. Cook food thoroughly.

4. Keep food at safe temperature.

5. Use safe water and raw materials.(MNS)

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