Behind every toaster, in every fridge, on every chopping board, there might be germs.
If they are allowed to spread and multiply, your mealtime could become a horror story.
The 4 Cs of Food Hygiene
Find out about the hidden dangers of an everyday kitchen. Remember the 4 Cs of food hygiene - cleaning, cooking, chilling and cross-contamination, to keep you and your family safe from food poisoning:
- Cleaning - GermWatch Killer Fact: Harmful germs spread more easily on damp hands. Keep you and your family safe by drying washed hands thoroughly.
- Cooking - GermWatch Killer Fact: Food poisoning cases double during the summer months. Cook your burgers and sausages until there is no pink meat left and they are piping hot throughout.
- Chilling - GermWatch Killer Fact: Outside the fridge, just 10 invisible germs can multiply to 1000 in 6 hours. Keep your family's food in a cool bag or cool box when you're eating outside.
- Cross-contamination - GermWatch Killer Fact: Salmonella can easily be spread around your kitchen. Help protect your family by keeping raw meat and poultry in covered containers at the bottom of the fridge.
For more tips on the 4 Cs, you can download a GermWatch advice leaflet in PDF format below.
Food Safety Myths Quiz
Try a Food Safety Myths quiz online using the link from this page, or download a PDF format version below.
You can also try our link to a food safety game Beat the Bingo Bug.
GermWatch TV Adverts
The GermWatch TV adverts, with star character Grubeye, highlight the importance of food safety and hygiene in the home and promote the 4 Cs. You can watch the TV adverts online using the link from this page.
You are at: www.eastbourne.gov.uk/germwatch
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