For most December is the busiest season of the year. High volumes of food is prepared, served and eaten. This means that there are natural risks that increase as a result of the higher volumes. Meaning we need to know how to manage food poisoning risks over the festive season.
On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, people from across the world took action to raise awareness to find the “missing millions”. At HygieneFoodSafety.org we are adding to this call to highlight the risk of food poisoning through Hepatitis A, a food virus that infects millions worldwide.
The theme of this year’s inaugural World Food Safety Day invites us all to recognise that food safety is everyone’s business, whether at home, restaurants or food factories.
Can Bacteria Really Live in Ice? Simply put, yes, bacteria that can cause serious harm to humans are able to survive in ice cubes. Common misconceptions are that ice is too cold to harbour bacteria. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. Bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes are even able to survive in ice-cream, as was the case in an ongoing outbreak in the US involving blue bell ice-cream.