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Hand-washing key to food safety

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 22, PAGE NO: 53Kathryn LittleThe key focus of National Food Safety Week (June 11-17) is hand-washing. Recent publicity has highlighted the risks to the public from poor standards of animal husbandry, food production and processing, particularly during the BSE crisis and the outbreak of E. coli 0157 in Scotland. Continuing evidence in the weekly Communicable Disease Report suggests that cases of food-borne illness continue to rise.

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