The cost of food is the main concern for people this Christmas but safety is still important, according to a survey.

Research from safefood revealed that almost 4 in 10 people in Ireland are concerned about getting Christmas dinner right. The group safefood promotes food safety and nutrition in Northern

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Almost half of Australians surveyed are washing raw chicken before cooking it, according to a poll.

A consumer survey by the Food Safety Information Council and Australian Chicken Meat Federation found 49 percent of people reported washing whole, raw chicken. However, this is down from 60 percent when the question
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A French agency has warned people of the risks of eating berries or leaves from decorative plants.

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) seasonal message focused on holly, mistletoe and poinsettia blooms, berries and leaves that can be used to decorate cakes, homes and
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Officials in New Zealand have warned of an increased risk of food poisoning at home because of the festive season and warmer summer weather.

Ayesha Verrall, Minister for food safety, said an estimated 100,000 people get sick from unsafe food handling practices at home. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
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A quarter of home cooks are nervous about cooking the Christmas meal, according to research by “safefood.”

The online poll of more than 300 adults across Northern Ireland in late November also found that one in six people aged between 18 and 34 years old will be cooking their first
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Food Standards Scotland’s festive food safety campaign is focusing on “use by” and “best before” dates.

This year’s notice is reminding consumers to pay attention to food labeling with the help of Aunty May. She is a character that theater goers will recognize from pantomimes.

The message is take care
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