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The lack of Cookery and Home Economics lessons in many schools, often followed by the need of all members of a family to work, has led to increased reliance on processed food and ready meals. Possibly because of this, many adults have never fully understood the need for careful food handling; and this, even in the day of the fridge and deep freeze, has led to greater potential for food poisoning - the incidence of which has been steadily rising in Britain.
It is thought that about 9.5 million Britons are struck down by food poisoning at a cost of over £1 billion a year in medical treatment and time off work. Salmonella being the main offender.
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