Her Britannic Majesty's Government has got into the
barfbag industry by issuing this bag: part of a campaign to raise
awareness of food poisoning in the catering industry.
"In the UK up to 4.5 million people a year may
suffer from food poisoning. (Makes you sick, doesn't it?)", it says
on one side.
The other side is packed with information on how to
"reduce the spread of food poisoning germs", like "wash your hands" and "ensure food is cooked
properly". There are little
pictures showing you how to stock your refrigerator and what a snowflake
looks like. I'm going to hang it up in my kitchen for constant
Overall, a nice bag, and a
good way to raise awareness of the causes of excessive barfbag use.
Want details? Check this
story from the BBC. Hungry for more? The FSA will be pleased to
provide more information -- only there's no address on the bag.
But don't despair: a compliments slip that comes with the
bag gives www.foodstandards.gov.uk,
as well as a mailing address: "Aviation House". Can the link
with the airline industry be a mere coincidence? And could airlines reduce
the number of unwell passengers by following the FSA's advice?
Thanks to the FSA. (2002)