19 May 2011

Refrigerating long not good

Appliance Repairs in Port Elizabeth- Refrigerating long not good

Refrigerating food for longer may cause more harm than good

According to Journal of Microbiology Immunology and Infection - University of Chicago in the United States; a food borne bacteria found in refrigerated food called Listeria monocytogenes cause heart disease.

Foods with a longer shelve life is now a possible breeding ground for Listera bacteria. Listeria is responsible for about 500 deaths a year in the United States. The bacteria growth is normally seen on the heart valves but now with further studies it seems it also attacks the heart muscles. This disease is called endocarditis (inflammation of the inner layer of the heart).

We know now what could happen to food it kept to long in the refrigerator and maybe think twice next time when you cut that growth of the cheese before using it.

Things to do
• Check expiring dates on refrigerated stuff regularly!
• Wash the inside cabinet of refrigerator with Hypochlorite (Jik or Dimestos)

A point for concern is this - could this condition also happen to Beer that stands to long?