Lifestyle and environment - Food safety

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Food poisoning

Summer is a great time to enjoy social meals out...

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Relax, food in packaging is safe

Chemicals from food packaging aren’t a risk to health, according...

USEFUL RESOURCES

Freezer meal planner

Do you know what’s really lurking in the bottom of...

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Rare meat

What do rule changes about serving rare meat mean for...

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Freezer guide

Not sure how long to store frozen food? This handy guide...

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UK salmonella salad risk doesn’t apply in NZ...

Salmonella doesn’t pose the same risk to New Zealand salad...

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Ask the experts: Frozen foods

HFG senior nutritionist Rose Carr answers your questions about frozen...

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Ask Niki: Crockpots and dried beans

Q: "I’m keen to cook with my crockpot and I...

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Ask the experts: Slow-cookers

Q: "I often cook frozen chicken in a Ralta crock...

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Ask the experts: Chopping boards

Q: "Is a wooden chopping board better to use than...

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Ask the experts: Cooling food

Q: "It used to be a no-no to put hot...

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Ask the experts: Cheese

Q: "Once opened, how long do cheeses such as brie,...

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Ask the experts: Plastic water bottles

Q: "I buy bottled water, then refill the bottle with...

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Ask the experts: Sushi

Q: "Can you tell me how long store-bought sushi lasts?...

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Ask the experts: Lettuce and chlorine

Q: "I have heard that the bagged salad leaves you...

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Ask the experts: Bleaching water

Q: "Will a few drops of Janola (or any other...

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Ask the experts: Mercury in fish

Q. "How much tuna can you eat before there is a...

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Ask the experts: Bottled water best-by date

Q: "Having made provisions of bottled water in case of...
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