Food sickness is more likely in the warmer months. Here are some things to watch out for:
- Chicken, beef, turkey and pork are more likely to contain Salmonella or E. Coli. Keep well refrigerated, look at the best before dates and cook completely.
- Surprisingly, vegetables and fruits can contain E Coli, salmonella and listeria. The exterior skin is a breeding ground for bacteria. Wash the outside well.
- Raw or lightly cooked sprouts are ideal for germs to grow such as salmonella, E coli or listeria.
- Eggs were just recalled for salmonella contamination. Always choose pasteurized eggs and store in the refrigerator. Do not wash eggs or you may remove the mineral oil protective coating.
- Raw shellfish, especially oysters can be contaminated with the norovirus and raw fish can have parasites. Buy from a reputable store, eat the same day and keep refrigerated.