[NetBehaviour] Concern About "Food that Glows"
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Nov 17 01:11:10 CET 2005
Food Authority Allays Consumer Concern About "Food that Glows"
The NSW Food Authority today moved to reassure consumers about the
safety of their food following a number of media reports about "glowing
NSW Food Authority Directory-General George Davey reassured consumers
that the micro-organism responsible, Pseudomonas fluorescens was harmless.
“The Food Authority understands that many people would be alarmed to
discover their food glowing in the fridge, but we can assure NSW
consumers that the bacteria responsible is totally harmless if
consumed,” Mr Davey said.
“Pseudomonas fluorescens is normally present on meat and seafood at low
levels and proper cooking kills it.
“And while most of us would understandably be shocked to see our food
glowing, it is important to remember that the micro-organism responsible
for the glow is not known to cause food poisoning.
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