Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Beware of Raw Vegetables: Could your Fridge KILL YOU?

Gleaming white and perfectly cool, the kitchen fridge seems a safe haven for your food. But if you believe that, you may be in for a nasty surprise.
A study has revealed that refrigerator salad drawers can contain up to 750 times the level of bacteria considered safe, with potential killers such as E.Coli 0157, salmonella and listeria lurking in our fridges at much higher rates than previously suspected.
According to the Food Standards Agency, each year in the UK around a million people suffer a food-borne illness. 

Twenty thousand of these receive hospital treatment and 500 die from food poisoning. It also costs the economy £1.5billion a year.  

‘The vast majority of food poisoning occurs because of under-cooking or cross contamination of food,’ says Professor Tom Humphrey of the Institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool.


Unknown said...

Great article, Mia!! I haven't had any spare time to blog lately, but will definitely share this important info. Have an awesome day!!!!

built in fridge said...

First time poster here at your blog --- Mia, please keep it up! I'm enjoying the reads.

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