Microwave technology may reduce food safety risk in rare meat

New microwave technology for Australia may reduce food safety risk in rare meat.

Australians may one day be able to eat rare meat without having to worry about food poisoning thanks to new technology currently under testing.

Undercooking of red meat has become popular, especially in restaurants.  In addressing this growing trend of eating rare meat, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) conducted trials of US developed microwave technology that can be used on meat to significantly reduce the amount of bacteria.

The technology has been proven to reduce the amount of bacteria in meat like E.coli.  However, MLA Program Manager said there is considerably more work to do before the technology can be applied to the meat-processing sector.

The article was published by Australian Food News.

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