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Watch Out... Germs About!

Each year 82 thousand people in the UK see their doctor suffering from food poisoning. The actual number of food poisoning cases could be ten times higher because only one in ten people actually report cases of food poisoning.

The majority of cases of food poisoning can be traced back to bad hygiene – including not washing your hands.

Deanna Thrall, Environmental Health Outreach officer and Councillor Danny McCrossan, Portfolio Holder for Public Protection teaching Dylan Maddison and Samia Miah of Asquith School in Mansfield the importance of hand washing.

That's why this Food Safety Week (Monday 9-Friday 13 June 2008) Mansfield District Council's Food Safety Team will be out and about in the Mansfield District.

The theme of this year's Food Safety Week is 'Germ Watch' and the team will be visiting local schools to help teach local children about effective hand washing and, to help make learning fun, there will be games and competitions on offer too.

There will be displays in the Civic Centre and in local supermarkets with handy hints and tips about good hygiene.

Hand washing facts:

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