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Christmas Celebrations and Food Safety Advice

Long Shot of Christmas Table

Christmas Celebrations

If you’re planning a festive meal out with family or friends, make sure you check the hygiene rating too.

Christmas Cracker

Christmas Shopping

If you're grabbing a quick lunch while Christmas shopping, don’t just consider the menu – make sure you check the hygiene rating too.

Christmas Turkey

Food Poisoning

Great food helps make Christmas special. If you're planning to prepare food for an event at home, here are some basic food safety tips.  
Christmas Dinner

Advent Calendar

You can find more  Christmas cooking tips on the Christmas campaign section of the Food Standards Agency website advent calendar.

Around the Christmas table

Cooking at Home

When you are cooking for more guests than usual, cooking larger poultry than usual take extra care to avoid food poisoning.
Christmas Food Hygiene Rating Sticker

Hygiene Rating Scheme

The scheme rates food businesses on their hygiene standards, based on inspections carried out by food safety officers. 

Contact Details

  • Name Food and Trading Standards
  • Address People Directorate, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 1HL
  • Telephone 0300 555 2345