4 Cs strategy

Last updated:
16 May 2006
This document outlines a five-year strategy to promote the safe handling of food in the home using 4 Cs food hygiene messages (cooking cleaning, cooling and avoiding cross-contamination).

The approach builds on successes to date and has a particular focus on schools and providing support for food hygiene initiatives at a local level in order to target those groups most likely to have the largest impact in terms of food hygiene behaviour change.

Research and evaluation outputs from initiatives carried out under the existing Food Hygiene Campaign were used to develop the proposals.

Feed-back from a series of regional and national workshops involving a wide range of stakeholders were also used to inform development of the strategy.