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We examine whether modern home and personal hygiene standards are to blame for the rise in allergies.
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Washing chicken before cooking it can increase your risk of food poisoning from campylobacter.
Find out the evidence on the safety of some of the most common sweeteners available in the UK.
Common kitchen practices are putting the nation's health at risk. Get tips to avoid food poisoning.
Is food dropped on the floor ever safe to eat? We put the 'five-second rule' under the microscope.
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How to prepare and cook food correctly to reduce the risk of food poisoning, including E. coli
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Tips on storing and using leftovers safely to help your food budget go further and reduce your risk of food poisoning.
How to prevent food poisoning, including tips on hand washing, food storage and thorough cooking.
How to store, wash and prepare fruit and vegetables to prevent food poisoning, including E. coli.
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Proper storage of food can reduce the risk of food poisoning. These tips will help keep your food safe to eat
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Cooking food thoroughly at a barbecue helps to avoid food poisoning. Find out how to tell when your meat is done
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Cleaning tips to help reduce the number of germs in your home
Find out why over-65s are at higher risk of food poisoning and what foods are risky.
How good home hygiene can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as MRSA, E.coli and Clostridium difficile
You can't kill all the germs in your home, but these are the germs you need to protect yourself against
Facts about germs in the home, including where most germs are found and how to stop bacteria spreading in the house
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Safety advice on the consumption of sprouted seeds following recent outbreaks of salmonella and E. coli
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Food safety advice about eating wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout at risk of parasite infection.
Cook the perfect Christmas turkey with our guide to defrosting and cooking turkey safely, and using turkey leftovers
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Check your home hygiene habits
How to barbecue safely
The causes and symptoms of food poisoning and what you can do to help your recovery
Around 2% of people in the UK have a food allergy, but many more have a food intolerance
Information on how to achieve a balanced diet, tips to help you get your 5 A DAY and advice for vegetarians
A guide to some of the most common food labelling terms, including use by, best before, low fat and no added sugar
Advice on healthy and balanced vegetarian and vegan diets including essential nutrients
Tell-tale signs of an infestation, and how to get rid of them
Find out how to control your allergy symptoms by reducing allergens, such as house dust mites, pet fur and pollen, in your home
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