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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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  • 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.

  • Food Safety Week 2014: Don't wash raw chicken

    Thursday 6 February 2014

    Food Safety Week 2014 takes place during 16-22 June and this year we are saying to consumers: 'Don’t wash your chicken'. During the campaign we will share a number of tips about what consumers can do to protect themselves and their family from food poisoning in their own home, particularly when handling chicken. This will include information about the food bug called campylobacter.

  • 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.

  • Food Safety Week 2013: Kitchen Check

    Tuesday 4 June 2013

    Food Safety Week 2013 takes place during 10-16 June and this year we are asking: 'Are you ready to cook safely?' 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 Week 2012: Food safety on a budget

    Thursday 16 February 2012

    Food Safety Week took place from 11 to 17 June, the theme was ‘food safety on a budget’. This annual event, held to promote the importance of good food hygiene in the home, will focus 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 next year's 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.