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AU: Eggs not milk the food safety risk – survey finds many Australians not identifying food poisoning risks correctly

Food Safety Information Council: A national survey carried out by OmniPoll for Australian Food Safety Week found that 71% of those surveyed blamed pasteurized milk for food poisoning when, in fact, it is the least likely to make you ill, even if it smells or tastes nasty, as pasteurisation kills harmful bacteria.

Food Safety Information Council Chair, Rachelle Williams, said that the research showed that many Australians couldn’t correctly identify foods that are often linked to food poisoning outbreaks if not handled or cooked correctly.

The survey found that most people correctly recognised that chicken (95%), minced meat (90%) and seafood (96%) were food poisoning risks if not handled properly.
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