If it’s been out longer than four hours, it’s best to throw it away.
By Merrimon Crawford
Did you forget to put the leftovers away? If it's only an hour or two, that's OK, but as the temperature drops under 60 degrees, the risk of bacterial growth – and food poisoning – increases.
What is in these products? And if additives don’t affect your health, would you care?
Food fraud, the centuries-old problem that won’t go away.
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Dairy farmers used to put sheep brains and chalk in skim milk to make it look frothier and whiter. Coffee, honey and wine have also been past targets of food fraudsters. Can the law ever keep up?
More than just a stomach bug.
Patients undergoing chemotherapy are at particular risk from food poisoning - but they aren't being made aware how critical food safety is at home.
If you're worried about food poisoning at your next barbecue, wait until you see what's for pudding.
Let your tea towel dry out after each use to reduce its bacterial load.
Yes, bacteria can accumulate on tea towels. But most of the bacteria the researchers found are not responsible for food poisoning or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
Food hygiene and virtual reality could go hand in hand.
As incidents of food-borne illnesses increase, virtual reality could help better train food hygiene
From a human perspective, some strains are good, some are evil.
E. coli bacteria are the frequent culprits behind outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. But not all strains are harmful; some are even helpful.
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.
Keep it cool.
The good news is that the bacteria that cause food to spoil are quite different to the bacteria that typically cause food poisoning, and generally don't make you sick.
A new study raises concerns about raw meat based dog food, but not for the reasons you think.
Capturing the moment for the internet.
Yelp and Twitter can help us spot food poisoning outbreaks quickly. But a new study shows the data favor some communities over others.
Some say cancer-causing chemicals can leak into packaging and into your food.
There is no evidence supporting claims that cooking or heating food in the microwave can give you cancer or food poisoning.
Don't panic: just follow these basic rules.
Cooking chicken livers until they're just pink may be on trend, but you're playing Russian roulette with your health if you eat them.
Using whole, unprocessed vegetables and washing them thoroughly will reduce risk of food poisoning.
Illness from prepackaged salads isn't uncommon. So how do we protect ourselves from illness when eating salads?
Pesticides have harmful effects on those using them.
Understanding the hazards and risks of pesticides is vital for people using them on crops.
One dip and done.
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Should you double-dip? A food scientist explains what's lurking in the depths of your salsa.
It’s not still good.
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A food scientist explains the nitty gritty of the five-second rule.
Only a small proportion of people who eat these berries will become infected.
Food distributor Patties Foods has recalled two brands of frozen mixed berries — Nanna’s and Creative Gourmet — due to reports of three people in Victoria, four in Queensland and two in New South Wales…
Symptoms can occur as soon as 30 minutes after exposure to the culprit organism or toxin.
We’ve all experienced the abdominal cramps and the urge to get to a toilet – quickly! When the stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, our bodies respond with the sudden onset of diarrhoea, associated…