Food that looks unspoiled may still cause food poisoning

Did you know food poisoning is still possible even if you eat food that may not look spoiled?
Date Posted: Dec 23, 2015

MANILA -- Did you know food poisoning is still possible even when you eat food that may not look spoiled?

Chef Janine Cruz says that's because certain ingredients may house bacteria if it is not eaten within three days.

Chef Cruz gives the traditional Filipino dish rellenong bangus as an example. She says ingredients, especially green peas, used in the dish cause it to spoil easily. It may look fine on the outside, but it may be unsafe to eat.

"Dapat yan mga within three days lang, dapat naco-consume na yan. Di nila nalalaman, nagkakaroon ng bacterial growth."

And if a kitchen sponge is used to clean the utensils used in preparing the spoiled food, cross-contamination may occur.

Microbiologist Dr. Windell Rivera says the kitchen sponge should be kept clean and dry as much as possible.

Rivera adds that it helps to choose the right dishwashing liquid. "Gamitan nila ng liquid soap na meroong antibacterial agent para malinis iyong utensils." He said.

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