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YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH AND SAFETY
Take a look in your medicine cabinet. You were very careful a year ago to stock it with recommended items like cotton wool balls, Sudocrem and Infacol. Have you looked at it lately? Take a moment to review its contents. Remove and replace any items that are past their expiry date. Stock up on missing items. Finally, be certain all medicines are in their original bottles, the bottles have child-resistant tops and the cabinet itself is locked away from your toddler.
Learn how to avoid food poisoning. Food poisoning is a dangerous illness that can often be avoided if you take these simple precautions. Are you careful to follow food handling, cooking and storage guidelines when you cook for your family? Reduce your risk:
Learn how to handle meats properly. Thaw frozen meat by running it under cold water or defrosting it in the microwave. Always wash your hands, utensils and cookware thoroughly when handling raw meat. Cook to proper temperatures, place uneaten portions in sealed containers and refrigerate immediately.
Use paper towels instead of sponges or rags, which may grow harmful bacteria.
Clean out your refrigerator regularly.