Home › Health Topics › Safety & First Aid > 

Aboriginal - keeping food safe

Aboriginal; food; safe; safety; wash; hands; store; fridge; esky;;


Wash your hands in warm soapy water before cooking or eating.

  • Wash your hands with soap after using the toilet, changing your baby's nappy, blowing your nose, coughing or playing with pets.
    changing baby's nappy
  • Wash your hands after putting disposable nappies in the bin.
  • Wash fruit and vegetables well before eating them.
    wash fruit and vegetables well
  • Cover food to keep flies off it.


* Clean up food scraps and put them in the bin, so that they
    do not attract flies, mice and cockroaches.

  • Keep pets away from food and where you cook.
  • Keep cooked food separate from raw food.
  • Store chilled food in the fridge.
  • eskyPut raw meat, chicken and fish into plastic containers and store them on the lowest shelves of the fridge. This will stop them dripping onto other foods.
  • Thaw frozen meat and other foods in the fridge.
  • If you don't have a fridge, use an esky with ice.
  • Use a clean cutting board for raw meat, fish or chicken. Only use that board for cutting raw meat, fish or chicken. Wash it well with hot soapy water after you use it.
  • If you only have the one board, make sure you wash it well with hot soapy water before using it to cut anything else.

The information in this topic is attributed to ©State of Queensland (Queensland Health)
Download PDF brochure

back to top

The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.

Home › Health Topics › Safety & First Aid >