Ditch these six items to avoid food poisoning


Ditch these six items to avoid food poisoning

Bill Marler, one of the world's leading food poisoning experts, has revealed the six items he refuses to eat.


Marler has spent 20 years advocating the cause of people sickened by E. coli, Salmonella and other foodborne illnesses.


Here is his list of six things he personally stays away from to avoid food poisoning.




Raw oysters

The Washington-based attorney explains he has handled more cases linked to shellfish in the past five years than in the two preceding decades. The warming waters are most likely causing the harmful spread of microbes.


Pre-cut or pre-washed fruits and vegetables

The more food is handled and processed, the higher the risk of contamination


Bean sprout

Apparently there have with more than 30 bacterial outbreaks of salmonella and E. coli over the last 20 years, mainly caused by the sprouting greens. Contamination is most likely to occur during germination process as the seeds are placed into warm water – an ideal breeding ground for bacteria.


Rare meat

According to the expert, meat needs to be cooked to 160 degrees Celsius throughout to kill bacteria that could cause E. coli or salmonella. Best is to order and cook a well-done steak.


Uncooked eggs

This includes anything from mayonnaise, mousse, ice cream and some alcoholic cocktails. However, it is important to note that getting food poisoning from uncooked eggs is a lot lower than two decades ago.


Unpasteurized milk and juices

According to Marler, raw beverages can cause food poisoning. “There's no benefit big enough to take away the risk of drinking products that can be made safe by pasteurization,” he says.


































News


Food & Wine
Chicago's 'Stranger Things' pop-up bar opened this weekend.
Bon Appetit Mag
Good day to make this (via @healthy_ish )
Food & Wine
Winemaker admits to draining vats at rival winery formerly owned by his father.
Food & Wine
Where to drink cocktails in Mexico City:
food52
Marcella Hazan’s recipe for tomato sauce with onions and butter is long-beloved, and for good reason.
Bon Appetit Mag
Come party with us and the best new restaurants in America 🍴🎉. Get your tickets:
Food & Wine
Can childhood peanut allergies be cured?
NYT Food
Food scholar shares his story on the Upper East Side
Food & Wine
How to quit your job and travel the world, according to people who have done it.
Food & Wine
Why so many Southern porches have blue ceilings.
Bon Appetit Mag
If we still had an AIM our away message would be "<3 CrIsPy GnOcChI <3"
Food & Wine
These are the 50 most popular Trader Joe's products of all time.
Dana Shultz
8-ingredient GARLICKY Sweet Potato Noodle Pasta + Crispy Kale! 🍠🍠🍝🌱🤘🏼😋Tried it yet? (LINK in bio) #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #pasta #sweetpotato // p.s. scale back on the garlic if you can't handle the kick! 🤛🏼💃🏻😉
seriouseats
To celebrate a day of getting absolutely nothing done because you were too busy watching the eclipse.
food52
Peach. It's what's for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Food & Wine
This woman's passport photo is going viral for a hilarious reason.
Bon Appetit Mag
Buttery shrimp kind of day
Food & Wine
Truffle break! (It's a thing.)
Food & Wine
The new $10 IKEA product every kitchen needs.
NYT Food
This Greek-inspired tavern in Manhattan now serves beer made on site
Bon Appetit Mag
Give it up for buttermilk dressing
food52
This handthrown dipped ceramic pitcher is a tall drink of a water.
Food & Wine
Jack in the Box testing brisket burger with ‘red wine glaze.’
NYT Food
"WOW! so perfectly marinated, juicy, flavorful." - Katy, a reader.
Bon Appetit Mag
*Binge watches old The French Chef episodes*
NYT Food
"WOW! so perfectly marinated, juicy, flavorful." - Katy, a reader.
seriouseats
Spoonable, almost pourable scrambled eggs—like you'd get at the fanciest French restaurant.
Food & Wine
Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham had a risotto cook-off.
NYT Food
The new classic
food52
DC! Show us + @DietzandWatson how you #ChooseTheTable for a chance to win dinner from @georgepagonisdc .
Bon Appetit Mag
Total Eclipse of the, uh, nevermind
Food & Wine
Walnuts could curb cravings on a neurological level.
Bon Appetit Mag
Total Eclipse of the, uh, nevermind
Food Network
Lock in flavor and cut down on fat and cleanup with these parchment paper meals: . Sponsored by @NESTEA .
Bon Appetit Mag
Total Eclipse of the Art
Food & Wine
How to use a pizza box to view the eclipse.
NYT Food
Easy to store, perfect for entertaining
Bon Appetit Mag
Total Eclipse of the Tart
Food & Wine
Molten chocolate blackout cake for #SolarEclipse2017