Some people think that food poisoning is a mild illness which if anything might help them lose weight, but I recently watched this clip about a man who contracted Campylobacter food poisoning and developed Guillain-Barré syndrome, causing him to be paralysed. Having seen a friend also go through similar slow recovery from this syndrome, I […]
With the 5p bag tax, bags for life are becoming a norm, and it’s great news for the environment. But one problem is that we could be putting our food into dirty bags, not just visibly dirty, but bags with dangerous bacteria on the inside.
Campylobacter is still at large – so be prepared in BBQ season Summer is here (well in theory) and the BBQs come out, but in the light of the recent findings that Campylobacter is still likely to be present in over 70% of raw chicken, what can we do to ensure that we are not […]
Food poisoning often starts with a bad bout of diarrhoea and or vomiting. It is understandable that you might think that the cause of your illness is the first thing you throw up, but in fact that can be far from the truth! In a recent survey carried out by Biomaster, 99% of respondents did not […]
Christmas is coming and the turkey questions keep rolling in! So here are some simple answers and top tips to keep you safe this Christmas. Watch this space – more updates to come! Q How do I store the raw turkey? In the fridge – lowest shelf, protected from any foods that are ready to […]
Freezing Campylobacter The newspapers are awash with articles today about how freezing chicken can kill Campylobacter off – this would certainly be welcome news as this organism causes the highest levels of bacterial food poisoning every year. Key facts about Chicken and Campylobacter from the Food Standards Agency are: 72,000 confirmed cases per year, possibly […]
Today, as is so often the case, I looked at a customer making an allegation of food poisoning, and they were convinced that the last thing they ate caused them to be ill. But this is often not the case at all. For example, Campylobacter, the bacteria that causes more gastro-intestinal illness than any other […]