At home

Whether you’re shopping or cooking, these tips will help make sure the food you cook and eat won’t do you any harm.

Knowing how to prepare and cook food helps keep the food you and your family eat safe. These simple tips will help make sure the food you cook and eat won’t do you any harm.

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Cooking food

Food poisoning isn’t just something you get outside your home – the meals you prepare can be a source of food poisoning too.

Chilling

Stop germs growing by keeping them cold. Look out for a 'use by' date or 'keep refrigerated' on the label.

Washing and preparing food

Keep yourself and your kitchen clean by washing and drying your hands thoroughly.

Have you committed a kitchen crime?

A lack of good kitchen hygiene can lead to food poisoning. Are you guilty of committing a ‘kitchen crime’ in your home?

Pink Chicken Food Safety Campaign

Food poisoning can wreck your summer barbecue. Keep pink chicken – and nasty food bugs – off the menu.

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Buying food & eating out

Whether you’re eating out or buying ingredients to make things easier at home, we help make sure the food and drink you buy is safe.