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Early School Leavers Education Resource

Food safety in everyday life

We all know what it's like to get a dose of food poisoning. It can be very unpleasant and even worse, life-threatening. This module explains how food poisoning can occur and what they can do to avoid it.

There are four topics in this module.


Handwashing - It's in your hands

Handwashing - It's in your hands

Did you know that your hands could be carriers of deadly germs? Handwashing is a simple and easy way to avoid passing bacteria around. This topic uses fun activities and quizzes to explain and promote the importance of handwashing.

Food hygiene - Beat the bugs

Food hygiene - Beat the bugs

Food poisoning is a very unpleasant experience and can be very serious. This topic explains how food poisoning can occur and what we can do to avoid it.

Food safety - The 4Cs

Food safety - The 4Cs

Food safety can be as simple as four Cs - cleaning, chilling, cross-contamination and cooking. This topic focus on storing, handling and cooking foods. It focuses on practical skills.

Use by and best before dates - Cut down on food waste and spoilage

Use by and best before dates - Cut down on food waste and spoilage

Did you know that 30% of the food we buy is thrown away? Most food gets thrown away because it has passed its 'use by' date or was incorrectly stored. 'Use by' dates, 'best before' dates and storage instructions can all help reduce the risk of food poisoning and food wastage caused by food spoilage. This topic gives practical advice and shows where this information can be found on food labels.