Home / Blog / Defective Food Product / Preventing E. coli enteritis

Preventing E. coli enteritis

Posted on June 4, 2015 1:42 pm under Defective Food Product

E. coli enteritis is a gastrointestinal condition that may further lead to complications when not diagnosed and treated early. Most cases of E. coli enteritis are associated with contaminated food due to poor food handling and preparation.

To keep E. coli enteritis at bay, you need to exercise precaution in preparing and eating E. coli-prone foods. This may include the following:

  • Only drink or use pasteurized milk
  • Raw produce, such as vegetables, should be thoroughly scrubbed to get rid of contaminants
  • Ground beef should be cooked thoroughly (at least 160 F) to avoid contamination
  • Utensils used during food preparation should be cleaned to avoid cross-contamination
  • Wash your hands before, during, and after food preparation
  • Raw foods should be stored separately from ready-to-eat and cooked foods

Cases of restaurant-related E. coli enteritis are completely preventable with safe food preparation. To learn more about taking care of your rights after being adversely harmed by contaminated food in Milwaukee, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you file for a legal claim against the parties involved. Call us at (414) 271-0900 for a free assessment of your case.