Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 02 Aug 2018 Refreezing ice-cream ...

Refreezing ice-cream after it has melted poses high risk of food poisoning

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 2, 2018, 12:44 pm IST
Updated Aug 2, 2018, 12:44 pm IST
While everyone is concerned about uncooked meat, it’s ice-cream which poses the risk of food poisoning due to listeria bacteria.
One way to avoid salmonella poisoning is using only pasteurised milk and cream (Photo: Pixabay)
 One way to avoid salmonella poisoning is using only pasteurised milk and cream (Photo: Pixabay)

Some frozen treats are mostly considered the best way to get some respite when temperatures soar. While refreezing ice-cream after it melts in the heat may seem like a good idea, it may have its own share of risks.

Food poisoning is a grave health issue which can also be fatal but are people taking precautions where they should? While uncooked meat is something everyone should be concerned about, it’s ice-cream which poses the risk of food poisoning due to listeria bacteria.

 

In addition to diabetes and obesity, ice-cream can be damaging if it is melted and then refrozen. The sugary, milky liquid is a perfect setting for bacteria like listeria and poses a risk when you consume it again after refreezing.

One way to avoid salmonella poisoning is using only pasteurised milk and cream as opposed to eggs which are used in commercially manufactured ice-cream.

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