The following is from a media release from the Food Safety Information Council to recognise National Science Week 2021 and is included here with permission.
To celebrate National Science Week 14 to 22 August 2021 with the theme ‘Food Different by Design’ the Food Safety Information Centre has launched an online Learning Centre that provides a link for educators and the community to access resources to help learn more about food safety.
The Learning Centre is just the thing for teachers and also families in lockdown who want to learn how to prepare food safely. You can find out what the bacteria and viruses are which cause food poisoning, what foodborne disease is and how to reduce your risk of getting food poisoning.
Have fun by testing how well you have washed your hands by using the Glitterbug machine that uses UV light.
You can watch our simple videos on food safety advice on YouTube We also have a range of educational resources you can download and print out including handwashing correctly, how to use a cooking thermometer, the temperature danger zone and basic food safety messages.
You can access the Food Safety Information Council online Learning Centre at https://foodsafety.asn.au/topic/food-safety-learning-centre/
There is also more National Science Week information on our member the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s Australian Agrifood Science Portal