Pick up perishable foods last.
Check packages for tears or broken seals and don't buy if it has been opened or damaged.
Take perishable food home immediately and refrigerate or freeze.
If travelling long distances, keep meat in an esky in the car.
There is also a handy full colour Food Safety Flyer available for download; print it off and stick it on the fridge!
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