Food poisoning risk over poor food hygiene

A third of people lack knowledge of food hygiene a new survey found.
A third of people lack knowledge of food hygiene a new survey found.

People in the East Yorkshire and Humber region are still putting themselves at risk of food poisoning through lack of knowledge of food hygiene, a report said.

A survey carried out by the FSA revealed 32% of people were not familiar with the four “cs” of food hygiene – chilling, cooking, cleaning and avoiding cross-contamination.

Andrew Buxton, food services manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The figures released by the FSA are quite alarming as it shows people are continuing to put themselves at risk of food poisoning through cross-contamination.

“It is so important to change chopping boards and knives when preparing raw meats and foods such as ready-to-eat foods as any bacteria from the raw foods will easily transfer.”

Visit www.food.gov.uk/safe-summer-food for food hygiene tips.