To help avoid food poisoning you need to make sure the food you make is safe to eat.
Preparing and Storing Food Safely
It is very important to prepare food safely, to help stop harmful bacteria from spreading and growing.
Cooking food properly will help make sure that any harmful bacteria are killed. Eating food that is not properly cooked could make you ill.
Keeping your kitchen clean is essential to keep food safe. Otherwise bacteria can grow and spread.
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More on the NHS Live Well Website
Go to the NHS Live Well website using the links from this page for practical advice and an online video on the basics of food hygiene when preparing and cooking food at home.
Kitchen Confidential Video Diaries by Students
Kitchen Confidential - Video Diaries from the Family Kitchen have been compiled by students from across England for the Food Standards Agency, highlighting what you should and should not do to avoid food poisoning when preparing food at home.
You can find the Kitchen Confidential Video Diaries on YouTube using the link from this page.