6 January 2010
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Q.Why arent raw oysters poisonous like mussels if not cooked
A.Eating raw oysters can cause Vibrio vulnificus septicemia, an infection of the blood. Raw oysters can be processed in order to kill this bacteria.
Q.Is boiled rice ok to re-heat?
A.Rice should not be reheated more than once because uncooked rice contains Bacillus cereus, a bacteria which survives cooking & causes food poisoning.
Q.Are black ladybirds poisonous?
A.No ladybirds are poisonous. Their bright colours are designed to make predators think they are poisonous, but they are perfectly harmless.
Q.When arent potatoes safe to eat
A.The green bits on potatoes when raw can be poisonous if eaten. Eating raw potatoes otherwise isn't dangerous but can cause stomach aches and indigestion.
Q.Can implantation bleeding be brown in colour
A.Implantation bleeding can consist of pink or brown blood. It can occur at the time the fertilised egg implants the uterus. Call NHS Direct on 08454647.