Dutch Almost Ban Chicken Meat
Meat produced during the slaughter process carry the posibilty of coming in contact with the ESBL bacteria.
The National Health Institute and Environment reported the finding of the ESBL bacteria in raw chicken meat. Human contamination can be prevented through proper hygiene and cooking.
Controversy arose last week after the NHI found that one person passed away by coming in contact with the bacteria. It went so far that all chicken meat was to be removed off shelves nationwide. On the contrary, The Central Bureau of Food Trade (CBL) stated that the meat was ‘good for consumption’.
Meat produced during the slaughter process carry the posibilty of coming in contact with the ESBL bacteria. It remains on the surface of the meat and is transported all the way to the supermarket. It is known however that if the meat is exposed to enough heat, the bacteria are eliminated. This means cooking your food properly.
It is self explanatory that the raw meat once unpacked should not come in contact with cooking utensils that you intend to use again. Using a knife on the meat and then cutting the bread and eating a slice is just asking for bad news.
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