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Details of the Agency's work to help promote good food hygiene in businesses and at home.

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  • Have a sizzling and safe barbecue

    Friday 15 August 2014

    If you’re aiming to round off a sensational summer with a barbecue in the garden or park, we’ve served up some advice to help make it a sizzling and safe success. It’s the little things that you do that will help keep your loved ones and friends safe.

  • Acting on Campylobacter Together

    Wednesday 14 May 2014

    Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK. You can’t see it, smell it or even taste it on food, but if it affects you, you won’t forget it. A common cause of campylobacter poisoning is cross-contamination from raw poultry. We’re working with the industry to tackle levels of campylobacter in poultry, but there are simple things you can do to stay safe.

  • The recipe for a great meal out during your day out or holiday

    Monday 17 March 2014

    Staying in the UK for the holidays? Then throw away your passport and get planning. From romantic breaks and weekends away to family camping trips and tours, we all agree that good food is an integral part of a great holiday break or day out.

  • The recipe for a great meal out this Valentine's Day

    Friday 10 January 2014

    After flowers or chocolates, the next big question that’s usually on the agenda for Valentine’s Day is where to go for that romantic meal? No matter where they decide, our campaign is designed to encourage consumers to keep hygiene standards in mind when they decide where to eat out.

  • Food at Christmas

    Thursday 31 October 2013

    This Christmas, the FSA is running two campaigns to help everyone celebrate with food. 'Make Christmas go further' encourages consumers to keep safe from food poisoning by storing and using leftovers safely as well as checking 'use by' dates. 'Recipe for a great meal out this Christmas' encourages consumers to include the FHRS and the FHIS as one of the ingredients for a great meal out.

  • Good food hygiene is good for business

    Thursday 19 September 2013

    The Food Standards Agency is encouraging food business to make the most of their food hygiene rating, or 'Pass', to help attract customers. A toolkit offering guidance, images, logos and web banners is available.

  • Kitchen Check

    Tuesday 4 June 2013

    We've created the Kitchen Check, a simple tool that helps you find out if your kitchen habits are putting you, or your family and friends, at risk of food poisoning.

  • Where are you really eating out?

    Friday 8 February 2013

    Think you can judge a restaurant’s hygiene by what you see? Think again. Our campaign, which prompts consumers to question the choices they make when eating out, is running across the UK until the end of March 2013.

  • Food safety on a budget

    Thursday 16 February 2012

    'Food safety on a budget' was the theme for Food Safety Week 2012. It promoted the importance of good food hygiene in the home, and focused on how people can ensure that they keep their food safe when trying to save money.

  • Ensuring food safety during the Olympic Games

    Friday 26 August 2011

    The organisers of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games estimate that 14 million meals will be served at more than 40 Olympic venues across the UK. The total number of people to feed, and the amount of food required to feed them, make the Games the largest peace-time catering operation in the world.