Food Safety Week takes place from Monday 4 July to Sunday 10 July 2016 and Hart District Council are supporting this to help prevent food waste across the district.
According to studies, in the UK we throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year, the majority of which could have been eaten. This year the Food Standards Agency (FSA) will focus its Food Safety Week on ways in which we can all waste less food, safely.
The campaign focuses on the top 10 tips to help reduce food waste. Some of the 10 tips include: Knowing the difference between ‘Use By’ and ‘Best Before’ dates, not trusting the sniff test, how long you can freeze things for, and when you should freeze food.
Cllr John Kennett, Hart District Council Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services, said: “This year Food Safety Week ties in with one of Hart’s corporate priorities on reducing the amount of waste produced in the district. By supporting this campaign we recognise the importance of keeping residents and businesses well informed and healthy, with the added bonus of helping them to get better value from their weekly shop.”
You can find out more about food safety on our website at www.hart.gov.uk/food-safety and you can keep up to date with Food Safety Week 2016 by following FSA on Twitter @foodgov
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