From the rainy season to summer, when humidity levels and temperatures rise, the bacteria responsible for food poisoning can multiply rapidly.
Please follow these three basic principles to prevent food poisoning in the home:
1) Don’t attract bacteria
Wash your hands before cooking and at regular intervals as you cook.
You should be particularly careful when handling raw meat or fish.
Knives and chopping boards should also be washed properly after use and then sanitized using boiling water or chlorine bleach.
2) Don’t let bacteria multiply
You should refrigerate food immediately after buying it.
The guide temperature for storage is under 10°C.
When defrosting frozen food, use the fridge or a microwave. Do not leave food at room temperature for long periods.
3) Kill bacteria
Most bacteria and viruses that cause food poisoning are sensitive to heat, so cooking will kill them. You should make sure that food is cooked right through to the center.
The three basic rules for preventing food poisoning are “Don’t attract bacteria”, “Don’t let it multiply”, and “Kill it”. Please follow these rules for a food poisoning free summer.
The section in charge at Minato Public Health Center is the Food Safety Promotion Subsection of the Life Hygiene Section.
Minato City Local History Museum is currently holding a special exhibition on the theme of old samurai residences.
Many such residences were built in the area that is now Minato City.
The special exhibition introduces old samurai residences from a variety of dimensions, using materials such as historical texts and pictures, and archaeological documents.
The exhibition will be held until Sunday 18th July.
Opening hours are from 9am-5pm.
On Saturdays, the exhibition will stay open until 8pm.
The venue is Minato City Local History Museum’s Special Exhibition Area and the address is 4-6-2 Shirokanedai, Minato City.
The admission fee for the special exhibition only is ¥400 for adults, and ¥200 for elementary, junior high and high school students.
For a permanent and special exhibition ticket set, the fee is ¥600 for adults and ¥200 for elementary, junior high and high school students.
Please note that the exhibition may be cancelled depending on the situation regarding the spread of Covid19 infections.
For details, please see the Minato City Local History Museum website.