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Double-Dip is a risk of food poisoning

We all remember the Seinfeld episode when George “double-dipped that chip!”. Well this might be even more riskier than we thought.

Food scientist Paul Dawson has conducted rigorous tests and discovered that having a second swipe of communal dip with a half-eaten chip was riskier than he first thought.

“I expected there to be not really much bacteria transfer because of the small surface area on a cracker or chip when you bite it.

“But we actually found there was 1,000 more bacteria per millilitre in the dip from when you bit the chip than when you didn’t.
“That’s a significant amount … that’s more like a person-to-person transfer like the common cold and other contagious diseases rather than the typical food-borne illness like E.coli and salmonella.”

Professor Dawson stated.

Sounds yuck! So when you are at your next gathering remember the advice given to George and never “double dip that chip!”.

Food Safety Elert: Vic’s Meat BONE-IN HAM HALF LEG Re-called

Vic’s Premium Quality Meat is conducting a recall of the above product. The product has been available for sale at Simon Johnson, Victor Churchill and Vic’s Meat Brisbane in NSW, QLD and WA.

Product details:

  • Vic’s Meat BONE-IN HAM HALF LEG 4.5kg, cardboard box (2 types used) – Brown cardboard box with Victor Churchill illustration, White cardboard box with Vic’s meat illustration
  • Best Before 29/01/2019

Problem: The recall is due to microbial (Listeria monocytogenes) contamination.

Food safety hazard: Listeria may cause illness in pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems.

Country of origin: Australia

What to do: Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information please contact Vic’s Premium Quality Meat on (02) 9317 6900 or via www.vicsmeat.com.au 

Frozen vegetable product recalls

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today warned vulnerable people to check their freezers for recalled frozen vegetable products that are possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Acting FSANZ CEO Peter May said pregnant women, people whose immune systems are compromised (e.g. cancer patients) and elderly people, are at a much greater risk from Listeria infection.

“The products affected contain a particularly dangerous strain of Listeria and are being recalled as a precautionary measure to ensure consumers are protected, but particularly vulnerable populations,” Mr May said.

“While many people will follow cooking instructions properly (which should kill Listeria bacteria) we are aware that some people eat frozen vegetables straight from the freezer and there is a risk of some people not cooking produce properly.

Consumers who have the product in their freezer should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of it. Consumers who have eaten the product and feel unwell should see a health professional.

More information

About Listeria monocytogenes (http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumer/safety/listeria/Pages/default.aspx)

Frozen vegetables product recall notice (http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/industry/foodrecalls/recalls/Pages/Frozen-Vegetables-.aspx)

The products affected are: 

Woolworths – Essentials snap frozen mixed veg 1kg: Carrots, peas, corn, green beans & potatoes – National distribution Best Before 19 MAR 2020 through to 24 APR 2020

Woolworths – Bell Farms Steam Veggie Carrot Corn and Broccoli 3pk 450g – National distribution, all stock

IGA – Black & Gold Corn Kernels 500g – National distribution Best Before all dates

IGA – Black & Gold Mixed Vegetables 1kg: Carrots, peas, beans & corn – National distribution Best Before all dates

ALDI – Market Fare Peas, Carrots and Super Sweet Corn 1kg – National distribution

ALDI – Market Fare Corn Kernels 1kg QLD, VIC, WA and select NSW stores Product of Hungary (only)

ALDI – Market Fare Mixed Vegetables 1kg QLD, NSW, ACT, WA Packed in Belgium from Imported and Belgian Ingredients (only)

ALDI – Market Fare Quick Steam Carrot Broccoli and Cauliflower 450g – National distribution

ALDI – Market Fare Quick Steam Carrot Corn and Broccoli 450g – National distribution

ALDI: Only products with country of origin of Belgium, United Kingdom or Hungary, all other countries not affected.

Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information please contact:

Woolworths 1800 103 515, ALDI 1800 709 993, Metcash