One of the biggest challenges of living and travelling abroad is trying to avoid food poisoning.
There’s no doubt about it: even though food poisoning is usually not life-threatening for healthy people, the symptoms – vomiting and diarrhoea – are extremely unpleasant. Who wants to spend their time gripping their belly and waiting for the next desperate dash to the bathroom? Or, almost as bad, bunging themselves up with anti-diarrhoea medicine because they absolutely can’t postpone their journey?
Our sister site, Not Delia, now has a full series of articles about food hygiene. Broadly similar to the course offered by the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health for food handlers in the UK, it looks at the causes of food poisoning and how to eliminate them from the kitchen.
Not all the advice will necessarily apply to domestic circumstances, even in Britain. But with a bit of common sense adaptation of the knowledge in the series, there’s no reason why the home cook can’t run a kitchen that’s clean, healthy and safe enough to prevent food poisoning – no matter where you are in the world.