Ecoli is a harmful bacterium that is particularly dangerous because it has the ability to survive during refrigeration and freezing. If consumed, even at very low doses, it can lead to death or serious untreatable illness.
Key sources of E coli are found on raw meat, raw milk, untreated water and fresh fruit and vegetables. Soil where fresh produce is grown can be contaminated with bacteria such as E coli
Alert – If fruit or veg is not labelled ‘Ready to Eat’ you MUST wash it under running water to make it safe from bacteria.
Weekly Food Fact – Did you know that the new trendy purple carrots are not new at all?
All carrots were purple until the orange carrot was cultivated in the late 16th Century.