Sally’s advice on avoiding food contamination.
At the moment the headlines are focused on the Coronavirus and rightly so. It seems that apart from self-isolation should we be in contact with someone with the virus (if we know that they have it!) and washing our hands regularly to twice the rendition of Happy Birthday is our best defence. And washing our hands regularly whether there is an opportunistic pathogen in our midst or not is a very good precaution against a whole raft of infectious diseases.
There is no doubt that it is very concerning at the moment, but to put things in perspective, there were 2.5 million cases of food poisoning in 2019 in the UK alone.
And even more sobering are the statistics from the WHOEstimating the burden of foodborne diseases World Health Authority
“Each year worldwide, unsafe food causes 600 million cases of foodborne diseases and 420 000 deaths. 30% of…
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