Friday, September 17, 2021

Health and safety reminders – food safety and asbestos

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City of Greater Geraldton, Media Release, 14 April 2021

With power out throughout the Midwest and extensive damage to properties in the region, the City of Greater Geraldton is reminding people to be cautious of food safety and to be asbestos aware.

Is my food still safe?
During extended power outages various foods can become unsafe due to a lack of temperature control.

High risk foods include:

  • Meats
  • Dairy products
  • Fish and seafood
  • Egg products (eggs in the shell can last several days unrefrigerated if kept in a cool location)

Please be aware: If these foods are left out of temperature control for greater than four hours, they may be unsafe and should be disposed of.

For more information on food safety, head to: Food safety (healthywa.wa.gov.au)

Food waste:

The City will be providing skip bins for the disposal of spoiled food waste over the following days. Locations will be published on the City’s website and Facebook page when available. Please note these skip bins are for food waste only.

Asbestos:

Members of the community are advised to stay asbestos aware when tending to your property post-cyclone.

Make sure you can identify asbestos material. Here is a guide to help you.

Head to the Asbestos Awareness website for details of disposal and legalities.

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