As we are still studying microbiology in school for our Dirty Stinky Children project we wanted to know how microbiology affects other people too. Did you know that Tesco Wellingborough lost £14,480 last week due to food going off? That is a big loss in just one week due to microbial contamination. By microbial contamination, we mean bacteria and fungi infecting food and starting to decompose. We asked if we could visit Tesco to examine the ways they try to stop or slow bacterial growth in fresh food.
It was a very interesting trip and made us think more about the products that our Mums buy when they go shopping and how long they will last for before going off.
Here are some examples of the letters Year 5 have written to Tesco thanking them for the trip and explaining what they have learnt.