Dust Blown Into the Oceans From the African Desert May Increase Risk of Seafood Poisoning

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Dust from the African Desert can increase the growth of bacteria that are the main cause of food poisoning from seafood.

Researchers have found that harmful bacteria found in seawater flourish in the presence of dust that comes from the Sahara desert in western Africa, as well as other areas of continent.

Tips on How to Germ-Proof Your Kitchen From Scary Foodborne Illnesses

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Most people can’t help but feel that food grown and raised on a small farm is a lower risk.

Eggs, lettuce, peanuts, spinach. It seems as if every time we turn around there is another outbreak of a scary foodborne illness.  This summer’s huge egg recall was the latest reminder that we do battle against dangerous pathogens like E. coli and salmonella in our kitchens every day.

 

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