Preventing Food Poisoning
This is easier said than done. While there are lots of (admittedly handy) top tips for steering clear of getting a dodgy tummy, it’s impossible to avoid every type of food which has the potential to cause harm. Be sensible with what you are and aren’t eating.
With that in mind, some snippets of advice include:
- Avoiding any food which is underdone or looks like it might not be cooked properly. Even if you’re a fan of raw steak, it’s best not to risk it.
- Steer clear of tap water in some countries – opt only for bottled
- Don’t eat salad (this is often washed in tap water)
- Poultry and eggs are also best avoided. There’s a low chance you’ll be served a contaminated batch, but is it even worth taking the risk? They could carry salmonella
- Pâté and soft blue-veined cheese have been known to carry listeria. This is a particularly deadly strain of food poisoning for unborn babies