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sandwich layered When you're going on a picnic, don't take food out of the fridge until the last minute and use a cool bag to keep it chilled until you're ready to eat. It's especially important to keep the following foods cool:
  • food containing cream, such as trifle, cream cakes and desserts
  • meat and poultry
Remember to wash fruit and salad vegetables thoroughly before you set off. Always try to wash your hands before eating but, if you can't, you could use antiseptic hand wipes instead.

When you're eating outdoors you should also remember to keep food covered whenever possible - this is to protect it from insects, birds and pets, which can carry bacteria.