WORK by two budding artists will go on show to highlight the importance of food safety.
Pupils from two Kirklees schools took part in a competition as part of National Food Safety week.
They designed posters to highlight and give advice about food safety.
And with 450 cases of suspected food poisoning in Kirklees last year the winners hope their message will get across.
Haniya Mazhar, a pupil at Carlton Junior and Infant School, Batley Carr, and Iqra Bibi, from Birkby Junior, were both named the winners of the competition.
Clr David Hall, Kirklees Cabinet’s member for food safety, said: “I am impressed with the quantity and quality of entries.
“A huge amount of effort has gone into designing the posters. This demonstrates that the children have taken on board food safety messages such as the importance of hand-washing before handling food.
“By providing every child with a sticker and poster competition entry, as well as talking to them in assembly, we hope that children will have discussed food safety with their parents and that they too will have taken some of the important messages on board.”
The winners were presented with a framed copy of their winning posters by Clr Hall, along with an MP3 player.
Their entries will be printed and displayed at all council information points, including libraries and leisure centres.
Kirklees Council says there were 450 cases of suspected food poisoning reported last year, but officials believe many more go unreported.
Vulnerable groups such as the elderly and the young are particularly at risk of food poisoning.