Dr Arnoud van Vliet from the Food Safety Centre, gave a Public Lecture last month entitled “Would you like food poisoning with that?”. His talk covered the bacteria that cause food poisoning, why they are so good at making us ill, and why the problems are increasing.
Arnoud explains the latest scientific breakthroughs to help battle the bugs, and what the UK government and the food industry need to do to reduce food poisoning. There are top tips for what we as consumers need to do to protect ourselves and our families when storing, preparing and cooking food.
Despite all of the threats, our food is remarkably safe, but there is a constant need for vigilance against new problems, and for everybody involved in bringing food to our tables to work together to keep us safe.