Food safety myths could be putting Northern Ireland consumers at risk of food poisoning, according to a
new survey. The research by the Food Standards Agency and safefood has been released at the start of Food Safety Week.
It revealed misconceptions about food storage, whether food is safe to eat and cooking and cleaning habits. It said these are confusing consumers and may increase their risk of food poisoning.
Dr David McCleery, from safefood said: "The survey confirms that many of us still hold misconceptions on how we should store, prepare and cook our food.
"For example, two thirds of consumers believe that you can tell whether food is safe by its look and smell. This is not the case, as potentially dangerous germs like E. coli and Salmonella don't always make food smell 'off' and do not affect the appearance of food.
Read full article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-22832967
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