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Food safety - The 4Cs

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

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Information Sheet

The 4Cs – basic kitchen hygiene practice. The most common food safety problems can be controlled by good food hygiene. The food hygiene rules covered in this information sheet are based on the 4Cs’ message and they will help guard against food poisoning.

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Got a food hypersensitivity? Check the food label before you get to the check-out

On the island of Ireland, the three most common forms of food hypersensitivity are food allergy, food intolerance and coeliac disease. This information sheet explains how food labels can help anyone affected by food hypersensitivity to make safe food choices.

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Choosing, checking, transporting and storing food

Find out how easy it is to check foods before you buy and store safely by watching videos developed by safefood. You can find out about handling foods safely,  packing bags at the checkoutbringing food homemanaging fridge storage and using a freezer.

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Facts about allergies

Allergies are life changing and can be fatal. Although there are no cures for food allergies, having the information to eat, order food and shop wisely can make a great difference.
Watch this video developed by the Food Standards Agency to find out more about allergies. 

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Food Allergy & Food Intolerance – What’s the difference?

Find out more about food allergy, food intolerance and coeliac disease and what to do if you think you may have a suspect food allergy or intolerance.

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Get the facts about allergens

People with food allergies have to be extremely careful about what they eat. New food labelling regulations will make it easier for people with food allergies to identify ingredients they need to avoid. Click here to view the Food Standards Agency’s Think Allergy poster, Allergens infographic and Food Allergies and Intolerances infographic.

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Get the facts about allergens

People with food allergies have to be extremely careful about what they eat. New food labelling regulations will make it easier for people with food allergies to identify ingredients they need to avoid. Click here to view the Food Standards Agency’s Think Allergy poster and Allergens infographic.

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Master your meat preparation

This colourful infographic is packed with advice and tips on buying, storing, preparing and cooking meat. It even includes some tips on cleaning up afterwards. Click here to view the infographic.

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Fill the Fridge

Different foods are shown or listed. The task is to show where each food should be stored in the fridge.

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Food hygiene

True or false and multiple choice questions cover a range of food safety issues.

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Match them up

Images of each of the 14 food allergens are shown. The activity is to match the image of the food allergen to the name of the food allergen.

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Spot the allergen

What do you know about food hypersensitivities and food allergens? This worksheet combines written and multiple choice answers.

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Find the allergen

This worksheet highlights allergen-containing foods and how food allergens can be highlighted in the list of ingredients.

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Food safety quiz

This fun True or False quiz challenge common place food myths and practices to highlight everyday food safety issues.

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Beat the Bingo Bug game

An interactive game based on bingo packed with lots of helpful food safety tips.

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