Food and water safety (SC)

Food and water safety

If you are catering for yourself you can greatly reduce the risk of eating contaminated food.

It’s always worth checking if the tap water where you are staying is drinkable. If it’s not or you’re not sure then use bottled water for drinking, making ice cubes, washing your teeth in and for cleaning food. Boiled water and hot drinks made with boiled water are also safe.

If you buy prepared foods, such as salads, it’s often a good idea to wash these before eating them and you may want to avoid raw or uncooked shellfish or seafood.

You may also want to avoid unpasteurised milk, cheese, ice cream and other dairy products depending on where you are and where you buy them.

For more on food and water safety see our guide.

Published on 07/09/17

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