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Food safety

As a food handler, it is important to ensure that you maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene at all times.

The incidence of food poisoning has been on the increase for many years, often resulting in some large and highly publicised outbreaks, but by taking some simple precautions and planning appropriately, you can make sure that food-related illness does not spoil your scouting events, both at your HQ and on camp.

Also included below is a factsheet explaining how to avoid E-Coli 0157 and other infections (principally found in animal droppings in fields you might be camping in) finding their way into your food.

Food Safety in Scouting (FS320003) (PDF)

Camp Food Safety (FS320004) (PDF)

View Avoiding Ill Health at Camp (FS120626) (PDF)

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