Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Eat safe street food, health office reminds public

OROQUIETA CITY: The Misamis Occidental Provincial Health Office (MOPHO) reminded the public to check if the street food they eat is prepared clean and germ-free.

Try to investigate first if it was prepared and cooked in dirt-free surroundings, Dr. Rachel Micarandayo, provincial health officer, said.

She said that street foods that are safe to eat must be cooked in proper temperature and kept out of the danger zone temperature range for more than two hours.

Hot foods should be kept hot and cold food always cold and also covered all the time to prevent microbiological contamination, she added.

Leftovers must be refrigerated or promptly discarded to prevent spoiling as re-heating or cooking it again will not help.

Most of all, Micarandayo urged people to eat and drink alcohol in moderation, to have an average lifestyle. (WITH REPORTS FROM PIA)