They may be delicious—and then there’s the oyster’s reputation as one of the top libido boosting foods. But food safety expert Jeff Nelken won’t indulge. “At certain times of the year, oysters become contaminated, and they become more of a risk,” he says. “Eating the same oyster that’s been cooked to 145 degrees, so you’re killing any bacteria is safer—or make sure that they’re coming from areas without any issues.” Make sure you don’t fall for these myths about food poisoning.
Those ship-to-you meal kits may be the ultimate in convenience and they offer some incredibly delicious options. However, Nelken wants to take a pass, unconvinced about the safety of having your food delivered that way. “People need to do a little bit of thinking before they use all these services,” he says. “People need to find out how they verify that it’s being kept at safe temperatures.”