UK: FSA Wales launches new interactive computer game – Fishupdate.com

UK: FSA Wales launches new interactive computer game Published:  07 June, 2006

With Foodlink National Food Safety Week coming up (12-18 June), the Food Standards Agency Wales is launching a new interactive computer game on safety.

‘Foodbusters’ reinforces the importance of food safety and good hygiene practices at home in the kitchen and when handling food. Introduced by Ken the Leek, the game is aimed at children aged from 5 through to 14 years, and the object is to answer food safety questions correctly and get from one side of the game to the other. With questions ranging from simple ones about handwashing to the more complex about ‘use by’ and ‘best before’ dates, players can pit their skills against the clock – or their friends. Joy Whinney, Director of Food Standards Agency Wales, says ‘Good hygiene in the kitchen is important. People washing their hands at the right time and following basic food safety guidelines can prevent many food poisoning incidents. This game reinforces these facts with children in a fun way. We know that this game, whilst aimed at children, will make both young and old stop and think about their practices in their kitchen.’

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