Four in 10 people who’ve had food poisoning believe they got it from eating and preparing food at home, according to a survey in Scotland.

Research for Food Standards Scotland (FSS) shows people in the country have made some progress in following food safety practices at home following a campaign
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A systematic review has been unable to establish the proportion of food poisoning cases in the United Kingdom caused by food preparation and handling practices within consumers’ homes.

Such estimations would help focus further research, interventions and food safety messages between domestic and other settings. The Chartered Institute of Environmental
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Relatively minor gastrointestinal illnesses can be serious, even fatal, for people from risk groups including small children, pregnant women, very old people or people with weakened immune systems, prompting a reminder that kitchen hygiene is of vital importance.

In an effort to reduce the number of foodborne infections, the Member
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