Bacteria are all around us, on and in our bodies.
Most of them are helpful or harmless, but some cause food poisoning.
It is now recognized that food prepared at home is responsible for many cases of food poisoning.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has information on hygiene in the home: FSA Kitchen check.
Carrying out food safety practices when preparing, storing and eating packed lunch can prevent food poisoning. For more information packed lunch guide (Word document [1.1Mb])
Information on handwashing (PDF document [88.4Kb]) is available on this website.