The Importance of Handwashing in Food Preparation

This photo demonstrates the importance of handwashing.

The importance of handwashing in food preparation cannot be underestimated; it is a key tenet of good food hygiene. If you are preparing food, at work or at home, wash your hands well and often, lest you face the consequences. Bacteria can spread easily from physical contact. In a kitchen, this means it can spread…

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Stomach Bug or Food Poisoning? Why are you Unwell?

Stomach bug or food poisoning? This photo demonstrates is of a spoonful of bacteria, asking the question 'Did food bacteria cause your illness?'

So, picture the scene. Yesterday evening, you went out for a curry, had a few beers and got home late. In the morning, you feel nauseous, headachey, and want to stay within two feet of the toilet. In these circumstances, we telll work that we have a stomach bug or food poisoning, crawl back into…

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