The main issue with soft unpasteurised cheeses – such as Brie – paté and unwashed vegetables, is the presence of a type of bacteria called listeria.

Annemarie says: “The general population should be OK, but some people are at an increased risk of developing the illness listeriosis, such as over-65s, pregnant women and their unborn babies, children less than one month old and people with a weakened immune system.”

Avoid the risk: If at risk, avoid soft cheeses and paté. And it’s best to wash your veg as it can become contaminated with bacteria if grown in affected soil or fertiliser.