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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Microbiological food risks

Kitchen hygiene tips

Published on 14/06/2017

Keywords : Microbiological food risks, Pregnant women, Food hygiene

Efforts to prevent and control contamination throughout the food chain have helped to significantly improve the microbiological quality of food. However, in 2011, 38% of food poisoning outbreaks reported in France occurred in the home environment. Many consumers are not sufficiently aware of how microorganisms are brought into the kitchen, how they are transferred, and how they survive and multiply. To help consumers reduce risks of contamination at home, and more specifically in the kitchen, here are ANSES’s ten main prevention measures.

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