As food trends come and go there are some things you just shouldn’t consume. Food poisoning expert David Marler reveals the six things he refuses to eat.
Freshly caught shellfish might seem like a safe option, but according Marler it has nothing to do with the food preparations and everything to do with warming waters.
‘As globally waters heat up, it produces microbial growth, which ends up in the raw oysters consumers are slurping down,’ he told the Independent.
Precut or prewashed fruits and veggies.
Put simply: The more people who handle your fruit and vegetables the more chance of contamination you have.
'There have been too many outbreaks to not pay attention to the risk of sprout contamination,' Marler says. 'Those are products that I just don’t eat at all.'
Do you enjoy meat that is rare or medium rare? Well, according to Marler, meat needs to be cooked at 160 degrees throughout to kill bacteria that could cause E. coli or salmonella.
While the chance of getting food poisoning from an undercooked egg is slim, the food poisoning expert isn’t taking any chances.
Unpasteurised milk and juices
Eating raw food might be on trend, but Marler says this shouldn’t apply to milk. The news site reports: ‘Marler says pasteurization is not dangerous — but raw beverages can be, as skipping the safety step means an increased risk of contamination by bacteria, viruses, and parasites.’
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