After the meal, putting food away quickly is key to keeping it free from pathogens.
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‘When in doubt, throw it out’ – and more tips to make sure your festive feast won’t make you sick.
Smoked salmon has been named as the likely source of the recent listeria infections.
Food safety is in the news again, this tiime after reported deaths from listeria after eating smoked salmon. Here’s what we know so far and what you can do to cut your chance of getting sick.
As a hospital outbreak kills nine in England, the future of food safety at least looks brighter.
Foodborne pathogens can cause mild to serious intestinal distress.
Millions of people travel during the holidays, eager to spend time with loved ones. That travel, along with exposure to new bacteria, can make you more vulnerable to foodborne illnesses.
If you drop your food, it’s less about time spent on the floor and more about the surfaces.
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The “sniff test” doesn’t work every time, and other food safety tips.
Ten cases have been reported so far, including two deaths.
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Two people have died after eating rockmelon contaminated with listeria. A total of ten cases have been confirmed in NSW, Queensland and Victoria between Jan 17 and Feb 9, and more are expected.
Smoked and other deli meats are common sources of the Listeria bacterium. In 2008, contaminated deli meat caused 57 cases of Listeriosis and led to the deaths of 24 people in Canada.
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As the death count in South Africa’s listeriosis outbreak rises, Canadian researchers are isolating bacteria from the microbiome of exotic foods to try to develop a solution.
How do we know it’s safe?
Reporting science involves talking about risk, but it must be done carefully. There are also certain words and images that should be avoided whenever possible.
We all want to keep our food in tip top condition but very few of us know how to use fridges properly.
These little-loved microbes may be coming in from the cold.
We don’t trust bacteria and we don’t trust GM, so putting them together might be controversial. That’s exactly what we’re doing, though.
Soft, surface-ripened cheeses, such as Brie and Camembert, are most likely to transmit listeriosis.
Soft cheeses made by Jindi were recently recalled in Victoria, after they were linked to the deaths of three adults, a miscarriage, and a score of other cases of “listeriosis”. The case is a reminder of…
A German national infected by E. coli in the outbreak earlier this year. Fifty people died in Europe because of the outbreak that affected 16 countries in all.
2011 saw a couple of unusual outbreaks of food-borne disease, one from a previously unknown pathogen and the other from a well-known one in a food not usually associated with such outbreaks. The outbreaks…