Food hygiene in the home

Avoid food poisoning at home

Christmas turkey

It is very important to prepare and store food safely to help stop harmful bacteria that cause food poisoning from spreading and growing.

These are essential tips to help you to avoid food poisoning at home:

  • Cook food properly at the correct temperature to make sure that any harmful bacteria are killed
  • Don't eat food that is not properly cooked as it could make you ill
  • Keeping your kitchen clean is essential to keep food safe, otherwise bacteria can grow and spread

The Food Standards Agency offer practical and helpful advice on food safety (

Last updated: ‎19‎/‎09‎/‎2023‎ ‎11‎:‎44‎