Pupils are becoming secret agents in a new initiative being trumped by South Northamptonshire Council.
So far nine schools are involved including Helmdon Primary School.
Mission Impossible involves each student carrying out duties armed with swabs, thermometer and a secret agent pen.
The aim is for children to learn about the importance of food safety including preventing bacteria from spreading, food contamination and cleanliness.
Helmdon Primary School in Station Road has completed its first mission.
The pupils were handed pens, a thermometer and a certificate by officers from the council’s environment team last Friday.
Cllr Sandi Smallman, cabinet minister for health, said: “Food safety is really important at any age but if we can teach children young enough, we hope the lessons learned will stay with them for life.
“This scheme is a really fun way for children to learn about food safety and it’s really encouraging that so many schools have accepted the mission!”
The Brackley Post - 16th November 2007