Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Japanese Chow Down On Raw Beef Liver


As of July 1, 2012, raw beef liver was no longer available in restaurants in Japan because it's full of E. coli 0 157 and Campylobacter bacteria.

These bacteria cannot be killed unless the food is fully cooked, and that can be dangerous for consumers.
As a result, Japan has banned the serving of raw liver after a series of food poisoning cases last year in which five people died and 24 became seriously ill after consuming the dish at a major restaurant chain.

Regardless of the news, crowds of people still rushed to  restaurants and ordered raw beef liver while they still could.