Food Poisoning can even lurk on the OUTSIDE of food packaging.

Did you know that 3 out of 4 store chickens are contaminated with the bacteria campylobacter? The bacteria can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain, and is the most common cause of food poisoning!

Symptoms from campylobacter usually improve in a week, but in 20% of cases it can last longer, and even cause more serious complications. E.coli and salmonella are also among the list of bacteria commonly found on store bought chicken.

Good hygiene is the most important thing to remember when handling chicken. This starts the moment that you pick it up from the store shelf, to the moment you cook it. In around 7% of cases, the outside packaging is also contaminated with campylobacter bacteria, so make sure you store it in a bag and away from any food that would not be washed before eating.

If you use an eco friendly shopping bag, make sure you wash it regularly and save one just for raw meats, as other foods may be cross contaminated by the bacteria.

Raw meat should be take straight from the shop, home to the refrigerator or the freezer. The general rule of thumb is that raw meat should be back in the fridge within 1 hour of being purchased.

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Our firm is dedicated to act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues. As such, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also ensuring the health and safety of our employees.

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This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for the country we live in, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance and representation from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Marvin Anderman and the firm family of Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP