poisoning affects at least 600 million people every year and can range from
mild to fatal. It can have very serious health consequences for anyone
considered at risk, such as pregnant women, the elderly and anyone with a
compromised immune system.
foods are definitely higher risk, with meat and chicken at the top of this
list. It’s important to cook mince, sausages, stuffed meats and chicken right
through to the centre. You should not be able to see any pink meat and the
juices should be clear. Steak, chops and whole cuts of red meat are a little
different – you can cook these to your preference as food poisoning bacteria
are mostly on the surface. Just make sure you don’t put cooked meat back on a
plate that held raw meat.
products, eggs and egg products are also considered high-risk foods, as are
hams and salamis, and seafood. Make sure these are eaten or refrigerated as
soon as possible after cooking.