Singapore's safest food? The answer may surprise you

Experts agree that hawker stalls present the least problems when it comes to food poisoning - as their food is prepared on the spot, delivered steaming hot and consumed quickly, bacteria have less of a chance to multiply in it.
Experts agree that hawker stalls present the least problems when it comes to food poisoning – as their food is prepared on the spot, delivered steaming hot and consumed quickly, bacteria have less of a chance to multiply in it.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Raw salads are a potential source of food poisoning. ST FILE PHOTO
Raw salads are a potential source of food poisoning. ST FILE PHOTO

Hawker food poses less poisoning risk than restaurant or catered food, ST analysis finds

Food poisoning is more likely to occur from dining at restaurants and consuming catered food than from eating at places such as foodcourts and coffee shops, an analysis by The Straits Times has found.

Contrary to popular perception, eating at hawker stalls is least risky.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2019, with the headline 'Singapore's safest food? The answer may surprise you'. Print Edition | Subscribe