A recent salmonella outbreak linked to prepackaged lettuce from a farm in Victoria has left 62 people sick, with worries more might be coming forward.
There are reports the outbreak might also be linked to illness in Queensland and South Australia. Authorities across the country have recalled products with best before dates leading up to and including 14 February.
How can we help to protect ourselves ? –
Using whole, unprocessed vegetables and washing them thoroughly will reduce the risk of poisoning.
Good food handling practises will too. These include washing and drying hands thoroughly before food preparation, appropriate storage of foods, and separation of raw foods (particularly meat) from foods that have already been cooked or don’t require cooking.
Consumers may choose to rewash bagged leaves.
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