Fact or Fiction: You can tell when food is unsafe to eat by using your sight, smell, or taste.FICTION: Harmful micro-organisms are undetectable in foods – you cannot see, smell or taste them in your foods or beverages. When foods and beverages taste, smell or look off, they more than likely have spoilage organisms present that are breaking down the protein in the products. It is this process that is creating the off taste, smell and visual changes. Want more food safety tips? Visit ottawa.ca/health and follow us on Twitter. And stay tuned for more Fact or Fiction food safety posts. read more..