Earlier this week, we talked about avoiding food poisoning on Christmas day. But the festivities have already begun in the United States of America and some could have used the tips we gave out.
Thanksgiving is not an event that many Australian celebrate. So, for those that do not know, Thanksgiving was held on the fourth Thursday of November each year. It is a huge affair and many families gather to have a nice meal together. And with every meal, food poisoning can be a threat to the livelihood of those eating.
Last week, health officials from the San Francisco Bay Area have warned people to throw out their Thanksgiving leftovers. This is especially the case after the people have been killed and at least 14 people sickened from a community Thanksgiving meal.
This meal was a church-sponsored event and was held at the American Legion hall in Antioch, California. It was a free meal that served 835 people, including residents of assisted living facilities, homeless people and anyone who wanted a holiday meal, health officials said. All those that got sick became ill in 24 hours. The three people who died were admitted to the hospital on Friday and Saturday. More details about their deaths were not immediately available. As of Tuesday, one person remained hospitalized and the rest were recovering at home. Those who got sick ranged in age from teenagers to their 70s.
If you missed it, you can check out our food safety list for the holidays here.
Does this make you consider food safety more seriously? What are some steps you are going to take over the festive season?
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