Shaoguan Food Safety Office’s consumer tips on food safety during Qingming period
Tomb-sweeping Festival is approaching, and there will be more outdoor activities and group dinners, such as outings for sacrifices and sweeps, spring outings. Due to the changeable temperature and humidity in April, the growth and reproduction of various pathogenic microorganisms is accelerated, which is easy to cause food poisoning; wild mushrooms, wild vegetables, etc. grow rapidly, and they are prone to accidental picking and eating to cause poisoning. Therefore, the Shaoguan Food Safety Commission Office reminded the general public:the epidemic has not passed, prevention and control cannot be relaxed, and the awareness of food safety precautions must be raised to ensure the safety of food consumption.
When purchasing pre-packaged food, you should pay attention to check whether the label and identification information on the food packaging such as the name, specification, production date, shelf life, production and processing unit, and contact information is complete and clear. If you find air leakage, peculiar smell, or appearance Complete, dirty, unclean, mixed with foreign objects, etc., should not be purchased. When purchasing bulk seasonal foods, you should choose bulk foods that are labeled and marked with the information of the producer’s product and the operator. The production date and shelf life of tied gifts and promotional foods should also be carefully checked.
For dining out, choose a catering service unit with complete”Business License” and”Food Operation Permit”, and try to choose a catering service unit with food safety quantification grade B or above, and do not eat wild animals. Before eating, you should pay attention to check whether the food is abnormal, whether it is fresh, whether it is cooked thoroughly, and use public spoons and chopsticks to prevent food waste.
Do not use wild mushrooms, wild vegetables, puffer fish and other wild animal and plant raw materials, food raw materials of unknown origin, safety and security, food additives, and livestock and aquatic products of unknown cause when processing food by yourself. Knives, cutting boards and containers for raw and cooked foods should be used separately to avoid cross-contamination.
Golden pigs, roasted gooses, and moxa are commonly used foods during the Qingming Festival. However, as the temperature rises, the above-mentioned foods are easily deteriorated after being placed for a long time and exposed to the sun. Citizens should pay attention to the temperature and conditions of food storage, and be cautious when eating food after ancestor worship, and must be reprocessed and cooked before eating, and eat as soon as possible.
When going out shopping and dining, it is necessary to obtain and keep the relevant bills for retrospective investigation. If you experience vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and other symptoms after consumption and meals, you should go to the nearest medical institution in time for treatment, and keep suspicious food samples, consumption receipts, medical records and other relevant evidence, and call 12345, 12315 for complaints and reports in time for timely investigation and handling . Once a food safety incident occurs, a food production and business unit shall immediately cooperate in treating patients and report to the market supervision department in a timely manner, and cooperate with relevant departments in the investigation and handling of the incident.
Shaoguan Food Safety Commission Office
March 29, 2021