If your traveling with a family, as 47% of american families will do this summer, it is tempting to pack a cooler with foods. With three kids, now adults, we always did.
Eight people died and 350 were admitted to a hospital from food poisoning yesterday in the United States. Over 40% of the time it was traceable to restaurants.
While environmental toxins, in our food, may catch attention, the real threat to our food safety, internationally, is microbiological.
Dirty hands are everywhere. We touch our hair, our nose or other body parts. We use the bathroom and casually wash our hands. We touch door nobs, handrails, light switches and money, never really thinking about who touched it last. We shake hands or share community bowls of popcorn and wonder how we got sick.