Advice leaflets outline top tips on food safety

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TIPS on how long food is safe to eat after cooking and how to make leftovers go further are on offer from a council.

The advice is being promoted by East Hampshire District Council to mark Food Safety Week, which starts on June 11.

Louise Hamer, from the council’s food safety team, said: ‘Using left over food is a good way of making our meals go further, however, we need to take care in the way we store and handle them.

‘Using up our leftovers not only cuts down on your shopping bill but cuts out wastage too.

‘Our advice leaflets have plenty of good tips to help you make your food go further and there is more information online.’

The council’s advice leaflets are available at local libraries, doctors’ surgeries, community centres, hospitals, Citizen Advice Centres, Job Centres, Tourist Information Centres, council offices and local food banks.

Alternatively you can download one and a free meal planner from the food standards agency at food.gov.uk