One person is dead and six others have fallen ill from listeria food poisoning in Victoria. Health authorities are warning people to take care with food, especially over the Christmas and New Year periods with rising temperatures and sharing of food.
An estimated 4.1 million cases of food poisoning occur every year in Australia! As the summer temperatures rise so to do the risks of obtaining food poisoning. It is important to ensure food is prepared using appropriate procedures, refrigerated at cold enough temperatures and cooked correctly.
Following is an article SBS Food Editor, Charmaine Yabsley, giving some tips on how best to protect yourself, your friends and family against a viscous attack of food poisoning this summer!