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Food safety myths making us ill

A 1/4 of the Australian population is struck down with food poisoning every year and the nation's food safety  body says we often have ourselves to blame.

Just as salmonella proliferated widely, so did food handling "myths" says the Food Safety Information Council.

"A popular misconception that it's safe to defrost food on the bench...can lead to people becoming very ill," says chairman Dr Michael Eyles.

To read Gold Coast Bulletin, page 9 article 9/10/2010