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Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections in both humans and animals. However, bacteria can change and ﬁnd ways to survive the effects of them. This is known as antimicrobial resistance.
In the UK, we throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year. Small changes will make a big difference, and everyone can play their part.
We want you to be part of the conversation about our food future so that it protects your interests and respects your rights.
Check the food hygiene rating before you eat out or shop for food. It gives you information about the hygiene standards found at the time the business was inspected by its local authority. You can search for restaurant, takeaway and other food shop ratings at food.gov.uk/ratings, look for a green and black rating sticker in the window or on the door, or ask a member of staff.
It's important to know how to spot - and avoid - fake alcohol if you do come across it.
The highly toxic ‘fat burning’ substance known as DNP continues to be sold in capsules and powders, and it continues to be consumed. This can and does kill. That’s why we are urgently warning the public not to take any tablets, capsules, powders or liquids containing this deadly ingredient. DNP is an industrial chemical that is not fit for human consumption.
Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK. You can’t see it, smell it or even taste it on food, but if it affects you, you won’t forget it. A common cause of campylobacter poisoning is cross-contamination from raw poultry. We’re working with the industry to tackle levels of campylobacter in poultry, but there are simple things you can do to stay safe.
Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK. You can't see it, smell it or taste it but, if it affects you, you won't forget it.