Eating together with family or friends at canteen, cafeteria, restaurant or hawker stall can be a joyful experience. However food poisoning can ruin all this good moment by making you sick. In severe cases, food poisoning can bring life-threatening consequences and even death. Hence ensuring food safety when eating out is important, particularly to pregnant women, toddler and young children, elderly, and those who are sick and/or having poor immunity. The first measure to ensure food safety is to choose a right place to dine in. The checklist below will help you in decision making:-
Food premise must be clean and well-maintained
Food handler must be clean and responsible
Food must be prepared and served appropriately
By Ng Kar Foo, Corporate Dietitian at EGOnutritions Sdn. Bhd.