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Food safety begins when you buy food from the market. If food is spoiled or even when there is some doubt that it is spoiled, it is best to throw it away immediately and wash the container of the spoiled food.


    ✔ Fresh, seasonal and locally available vegetables and fruits at the right stage of maturity

    ✔ Green leafy vegetables that are crisp and fresh. The darker the colour, the better it is in terms of nutritional benefits

    ✔ Fruits that are firm to touch, unblemished, fresh and clean. In case of citrus fruits, choose juicy and succulent ones, which are heavy for their size

    ✔ Fruits that are firm to touch, unblemished, fresh and clean. In case of citrus fruits, choose juicy and succulent ones, which are heavy for their size

    ✔ Roots and tubers that are firm to touch
    ✘ Blemished/darkened , bruised or insect infested vegetables and fruits

    ✘ Green leafy vegetables with wilted or yellow leaves , unpleasant odour, slimy, fuzzy or moldy growth

    ✘ Fruits that are pulpy, wrinkled and overripe/rotting

    ✘ Roots and tubers - wrinkled, soft/pulpy, green and sprouted

    ✔ Eggs with shells that are clean and intact

    ✘ Eggs with shells that are dirty and discoloured, or soiled with droppings.

    ✘ Eggs with cracked shells

    ✘ Eggs that float in water

    ✘ Broken eggs with blood spot/meat spot/foul odour

    ✔ Fish with gills that are intact, bright and pink in colour

    ✔ Fish with clear eyes and flesh that bounces back when pressed with a finger

    ✘ Dull, sunken eyes

    ✘ Grey or green gills

    ✘ Foul odour

    ✘ Flabby flesh that separates from the bones

    ✘ If scaly, very few scales left on the fish

    ✘ With flesh on which depression remains when pressed with a finger

    ✔ Meat that has pink flesh

    ✔ Lean meat with less cartilage and bone

    ✔ If purchasing pre-cut or packaged meat, check the temperature of the chilled storage unit.

    ✔ Check that the ‘Best before’ date has not lapsed.

    ✘ Tough, fibrous flesh with more fat and bone

    ✘ Discolouration

    ✘ Putrid smell

    ✘ Slimy appearance and touch

    ✘ Damaged packaging

    ✔ Preferably packaged and sealed grains

    ✔ Fortified wheat flour and rice

    ✔ Even sized and clean grains.

    ✔ Fruits that are firm to touch, unblemished, fresh and clean. In case of citrus fruits, choose juicy and succulent ones, which are heavy for their size

    ✔ Roots and tubers that are firm to touch
    ✘ Clumps, musty smell or cottony growth

    ✘ Unpleasant odour

    ✘ Stones, dirt

    ✘ Insect infestation


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