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Lean meat

Date: 2007. While it’s handy to pick up some chicken nuggets or sausages to pop under the grill, these meats often contain more fat and salt than the fresh cuts. Lean meat on the other hand can be just as easy, as well as a bit of a hero round the kitchen.

Fruit and Vegetables

Date: 2007. You’ve probably noticed that people are getting more and more into their health these days. But what people may not realise is that some of the most ordinary foods are actually quite extraordinary. Genuine ‘superfoods’, in fact.

Safe hands

Date: 2006. Did you know that a quick rinse under the tap doesn’t actually get rid of dangerous germs? Most people don’t dry their hands either, but leaving hands damp actually helps germs to breed in the moisture.

Cooking meat safely

Date: 2006. Sometimes it’s hard to tell when burgers and sausages are properly cooked and ready to eat. These meats can contain harmful bacteria throughout and it is important that they are cooked thoroughly to make them safe to eat.

Burnt outside but raw in the middle?

Date: 2006. To check that a burger or sausage is properly cooked, cut into the middle with a clean knife and check that it is piping hot all the way through, there is no pink meat left and the juices run clear.

The ABC to BBQs

Date: 2006. When planning a barbecue this summer, bear in mind these simple rules so your friends, family and neighbours go home with memories of a good time - not a bug to remember you by!


How much salt is good for you?

Date: 2005. We all know that too much salt is bad for our hearts. But the fact is that even if you completely stopped adding salt to your food you’d still be 100% over the recommended daily allowance. How?

Think... before you drink... unpasteurised milk

Date: 2002. Routine tests do not specifically check for E. coli, Salmonella and other potentially harmful bacteria which may be present in unpasteurised milk.

What you need to know about Campylobacter

Date: 2004. Campylobacter is a bacterium found in the intestines of many types of animals and is the most common bacterial cause of diarrhoeal illness.

What you need to know about E. Coli 0157

Date: 2002. E. coli O157 belongs to a large group of bacteria called Escherichia coli (or E. coli for short). Many E. coli are harmless and they occur naturally in the gut of animals and humans.

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