Doctors have warned residents to be extra vigilant when preparing food, with the current heatwave leading to a spike in the number of food poisoning cases.

In the past week, House Call Doctor has responded to numerous reports of food poisonings, including two from Ipswich.

Doctor Ryan Harvey said with extreme conditions forecast to stay, it was imperative people considered how their food was stored and prepared.

“Keeping food at regulated temperatures is very important. Make sure meats aren’t left on the bench to defrost, cold foods (including eggs) are kept in the fridge, and meats are cooked through before you eat them.

“Don’t leave snacks like cheeses or dips out for too long either.”

Original Source: Queensland Times | 24 January 2019