Getting formula ready in a hurry All parents have been there – someone hasn’t sterilised the bottles, there is no made up formula in the fridge, and it is 3 am and your baby is waking the whole household and probably the street as well! You are half asleep, desperate to go back to sleep […]
Frozen Foods associated with Listeria There is currently a Listeria outbreak in Europe and the UK, and it is thought that it may be associated with people using frozen vegetables without cooking them first. Listeria bacteria can cause very nasty symptoms including miscarriage and death, so it is very important that everyone is aware of the […]
How often should you clean…… I get asked this question daily and the answer is – it depends – and that applies to bedroom hygiene as well. So here are some answers that don’t make the headlines because they are a) boring b) not sexy c) complicated. If you want the truth, then read on.
I know it is incredibly trendy to eat food off anything other than a “boring” plate, but really, do you want a mouthful of someone else’s meal mixed with their saliva with your dinner? Or maybe the dirty washing up water has softened up the food debris which then got stuck in the cracks of […]
With the 5p bag tax, bags for life are becoming a norm, and it’s great news for the environment. But one problem is that we could be putting our food into dirty bags, not just visibly dirty, but bags with dangerous bacteria on the inside.
I guess the first thing about reducing food waste is not to buy so much – plan ahead, see what you already have and don’t shop when hungry. Using a list can help, and on-line shopping can be a godsend for many reasons, but one is that you can check your cupboards as you shop. […]
Is it Safe to Eat Food Past its Best-Before or Use-by Date? Recently there has been quite a bit in the news about whether it is safe to eat food that has gone past its best-before or use-by date, and even more worrying, food being retrieved from skips and bins to eat. So what are […]
Campylobacter is still at large – so be prepared in BBQ season Summer is here (well in theory) and the BBQs come out, but in the light of the recent findings that Campylobacter is still likely to be present in over 70% of raw chicken, what can we do to ensure that we are not […]
The 5 Second Rule: should you eat food if it drops on the floor? Recent research by has hit the press this week, reported as concluding that bacteria may not transfer quickly to some foods when dropped on the floor, and therefore the 5 second rule may apply. I carried out an experiment and put some special […]