Food poisoning(it’s causes, symptoms and preventions from food poisoning)


Food Poisoning:


Food poisoning, a type of foodborne illness, is a sickness people get from something they ate or drank.
The causes are germs or other harmful things in the food or beverage.

Causes of Food Poisoning:

Many germs or harmful things, called contaminants, can cause foodborne illnesses. Food or drink that carries a contaminant is called “contaminated.” Food can be contaminated with any of the following:

Parasites that can live in the intestines.
Poisons, also called toxins.
Bacteria that carry or make toxins.
Molds that make toxins.

Symptoms of Food Poisoning:

Common symptoms are:

Upset stomach.
Diarrhea with bloody stools.
Stomach pain and cramps.

Less often food poisoning affects the nervous system and can cause severe disease. Other Symptoms may include:

Blurred or double vision.
Loss of movement in limbs.
Problems with swallowing.
Tingling or numbness of skin.
Changes in sound of the voice.

Prevention for Food Poisoning:

Carefully wash your hands often, and always before cooking or cleaning. Always wash them again after touching raw meat.
Clean dishes and utensils that have had any contact with raw meat, poultry, fish, or eggs.
Use a thermometer when cooking. Cook beef to at least 160°F (71°C), poultry to at least 165°F (73.8°C), and fish to at least 145°F (62.7°C).
Do not place cooked meat or fish back onto the same plate or container that held the raw meat, unless the container has been completely washed.

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