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Youâ€™ve probably noticed that people are getting more and more into their health these days: going to the gym, buying fancy â€˜functional foodsâ€™ packed with extra vitamins, calcium, and so on. Thatâ€™s all great, but what people may not realise is that some of the most ordinary foods are...
While it's handy to pick up some chicken nuggets or sausages to pop under the grill, these meats often contain more fat and salt than the fresh cuts. Lean meat on the other hand can be just as easy, as well as a bit of a hero round the kitchen. Apart from being lower in fat and salt, it's also high...
With all the choice available these days it can be easy to forget just how good regular foods can be. Take wholegrain breads for example. They contain carbohydrates, fiber, iron and B vitamins. They're real superfoods that can keep you going for longer and take care of your digestive system.
Subject: Harmful germs
E. coli O157 belongs to a large group of bacteria called Escherichia coli (or E. coli for short). Many E. coli are harmless and they occur naturally in the gut of animals and humans. One of these, E. coli O157, which is a harmless germ in cattle can cause a serious disease in humans.
Subject: Food poisoning
Salmonella is a bacterium commonly found in the intestines of humans and animals. It can also be found on raw meats, poultry, eggs and in unpasteurised milk. Salmonella food poisoning (Salmonellosis) is an illness that can occur if live Salmonella bacteria enter the body. The bacteria can attach to...
Subject: Properly cooked meat
Sometimes it's hard to tell when burgers and sausages are properly cooked and ready to eat. These meats can contain harmful bacteria throughout and it is important that they are cooked thoroughly to make them safe to eat.
Subject: Food storage
This report contains some rules for making sure your fridge is a safe place to keep food.
Subject: Clean hands
We all know the dangers of dirty hands when it comes to food preparation, but did you know that a quick rinse under the tap doesn’t actually get rid of dangerous germs? Most people don’t dry their hands either, but leaving hands damp actually helps germs to breed in the moisture, and...
Far too often when we pack the picnic basket we leave behind the good habits that keep us safe from food poisoning at home. Here are a few simple tips to help you avoid potential perils of picnics.
The aim of this leaflet is to help you pick out the information you need when you're trying to choose between food products. Labels may appear to be very different in shape and size, colour and design and in what they tell us about the food or drink inside.