Natasha Rigler of the UK Sun reports the TV show, Love Island, is set to return for its third series on Monday night but producers are worried it could be ruined by a nasty illness currently sweeping Majorca.
Given that Love Island is filmed on the Med island, producers have taken the step of making sure all contestants and crew are covering themselves in anti-bacterial and anti-viral hand gels to prevent infection.
The bug, which causes sickness and diarrhåea, could throw the show into chaos if it took hold in the villa.
A source told the Daily Star: “Infection spreads fast in a hot climate and it would ruin months of planning.
“The show is about sexy young people hooking up in the sun – vomiting or diarrhea would not be a good look.”
Caroline Flack (right) will return to host Love Island for the third year running on Monday evening.
It’s not helped by restaurants and inspectors looking the other way because they allegedly know raw eggs are better in mayo or aioli.
This is the problem with UK bureaucrats say cook things until piping hot when any scientist knows a combination of temperature and time and measured using a tip-sensitive digital thermometer is the only way to ensure safety.
Same for Australian bureau-types, who are the first to say, we don’t have the kind of Salmonella that can get into eggs,like that nasty North America, but don’t use dirty or cracked ones.
Last I looked, Salmonella was a microorganism, that needs to be seen with the help of a microscope, so dirt is a poor, subjective measurement.
The other aspect is that government regulations are a minimal standard. Any company providing food should go far above the bare necessities of government.
The Pinto automobile, which had a tendency to explode when hit from behind, also met government standards.
In May, 2013, at least 162 people who went out for a Mother’s Day meal at the Copa Brazilian in Canberra, Australia, were sickened with Salmonella.
Featured on the menu was a potato salad with a raw egg aioli in a $45 all-you-can eat deal.
An ACT Health investigation traced the raw eggs to a Victorian supplier.
The Copa was eventually closed and sold in 2014.
But a court case was on-going, and as reported by Alexandra Back of the Canberra Times, the Copa, owned by, Zeffirelli Pizza Restaurant Pty Ltd, was found not guilty today of serving unsafe food.
The Copa team argued they believed the food was safe to eat.
Defence lawyer Tim Sharman told the court the owners held a positive and reasonable belief the eggs were safe. He said the eggs came from a primary industry and chain of suppliers that was regulated, and the owner’s were entitled to rely on that regulation.
He said the possibility of a “bad egg” was beyond the owners’ control.
The court heard evidence how a crack in the shell invisible to the eye would allow salmonella to develop inside, but not be seen or smelled.
Further, at the time, the ACT had no guidelines or rules governing how to handle raw egg products, unlike other jurisdictions, Mr Sharman said.
The court was told staff were “disturbed” to hear of the outbreak.
But this was a business, and food poisoning was a risk restaurateurs should be aware of, prosecutor Michael Reardon told the court.
And there was a safer alternative in pasteurised egg products, he said, giving the owners ability to control for the risk of salmonella.
Cameron Moffat, an epidemiologist who at the time was with the ACT Health Service, said the use of products such as raw egg mayonnaise in restaurants was “in vogue”, and causing some problems.
Radomir Krsteski, manager of the microbiology unit at ACT Health, also gave evidence at the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday.
He said pasteurisation – a process of heating the egg products – was the safest way to ensure an egg would be free of salmonella.
He also explained how a “bad egg” with a hairline crack and kept in conditions favourable to the bacteria, could become contaminated with salmonella without someone’s knowledge.
Maybe there’ some Salmonella-night-vision goggles I don’t know about. But do restaurant owners really want to make people sick, and do they really want to lose their business?
Regulatory authorities and food businesses are focusing greater efforts in combating food fraud which can have serious ramifications for both revenue and reputation. A number of provenance verification schemes have been established in other countries with the express purpose of protecting the denomination of quality associated with particular food products. This includes the Grana Padano or Parmigiano-Reggiano protected designation of origin status for artisan cheeses in Italy. There is currently no such scheme for artisan or “farmhouse” cheeses produced on the island of Ireland and yet it is desirable to facilitate a system of provenance confirmation which can provide confidence to consumers in the true geographical origin of artisan cheeses branded as produced on the island of Ireland.
It is therefore prudent at this point in time to investigate analytical methods that could be applied to provide consumers with the necessary assurance of the claimed island of Ireland origin of such products. The concentration and relative ratios of key analytes in a food products such as cheese are mainly influenced by animal diet and geographic location. Several reports from other countries or regions have shown that the use of multivariate analysis of analytical data comprising elemental and isotopic ratio values can provide confirmation of claimed geographic provenance. Given that food animals on the island of Ireland are largely fed a grass-based diet and reside within a discrete insular geographical area, there is potential for developing robust fingerprint models that can characterise indigenous farmhouse cheeses. Ultimately, the development of robust models will require the demonstration of two properties: (a) models should correctly classify the provenance of all island of Ireland-produced artisan cheeses as originating on the island of Ireland, and (b) models should correctly identify that farmhouse cheeses produced outside the island of Ireland are not of island of Ireland provenance. These two objectives are inseparable in the context of the provenance testing desired and must be demonstrated before any such model can be confidently used in practice.
Before this juncture is reached the application of analytical methodologies for the purposes of robust fingerprinting must be investigated. This project was a technology viability study that set out to do just that. The strategy pursued generated a considerable quantity of baseline analytical data on the elemental and isotopic composition of island of Ireland artisanal cheese as well as a selection of artisanal cheeses from Great Britain and mainland Europe. While it was not possible to confirm the geographic provenance of island of Ireland artisanal cheeses with 100% accuracy, nonetheless trends in some of the data, especially the isotope data, suggest the possibility of effective segregation of island of Ireland from mainland European, if not Great Britain, cheeses. Therefore the analytical methodologies investigated have been scoped out for this purpose and can now be taken forward and applied in more focused investigations involving artisan cheeses and other foods produced on the island of Ireland. A number of key recommendations have been made in this regard.
– Multnomah County, Oregon, health officials, 60 students developed stomach pains, vomiting, and diarrhea after eating beef stroganoff.
– C. perfringens spores often survive cooking but are not a problem until the food is held at an improper temperature.
– These spores can germinate into cells which then can multiply to food poisoning levels if food is held between 41°F and 135°F for more than four hours.Foodsafetyinfosheet-10-28-15
– Use a tip sensitive digital thermometer to measure temperature and monitor throughout service and cooling.
When it comes to food safety temporary events can be problematic. Outbreaks have been linked to food festivals, community dinners and church fundraisers. The newest food safety infosheet is based on a September 2013 outbreak linked to a Shelby, North Carolina church fundraiser.
Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
– At least 13 individuals who ate at a barbecue event were hospitalized with symptoms including abdominal cramping, diarrhea and vomiting.
– All preparers should know safe cooking/cooling temperatures and procedures. Hold meals and ingredients requiring temperature control either below 41°F or above 135°F.
– Purchase ingredients from commercial food businesses instead of homemade/donated foods and ask about food safety systems for suppliers.
– Community dinners can be great fundraisers but are often held at temporary sites and staffed by volunteers unfamiliar with safe food handling practices for large meals.
Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
-111 ill after meal at Norwegian swim meet; outbreak was linked to Clostridium perfringens.
-Clostridium perfringens spores often survive cooking.
-If you are hot-holding food have the proper tools available, such as chafing dishes with a heat source. Keep the food above 135°F if service is more than 4hrs after preparation.