In a nutshell: It is easy to let the usual food hygiene standards slip when food is taken outside on occasions like picnics and school outings. This is because food is usually prepared in advance with no reheating before consumption, likely stored at the Temperature Danger Zone for extended periods, and there is a lack of hygiene practice. It is therefore important to follow the "Five Keys to Food Safety" and maintain good personal, environmental and food hygiene when preparing packed meals and consuming them at school outings or picnics.

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