We've all been there - whether it's undercooked chicken, a dodgy curry from the night before, or eating that yogurt you thought looked OK despite being past the sell by date, food poisoning has featured at least once in our lives.
Food poisoning is caused by eating food or drink that's contaminated with certain types of bacteria, parasites, viruses or toxins.Food can become contaminated in a variety of ways. To have the best chance of avoiding food poisoning, take Belstaff black Summer jacket LONGHAM the following precautions when preparing food:Always wash your hands;Ensure meat is thoroughly cooked;If someone has gastroenteritis (gastro), don't let them handle food you're going to eat;Don't let pets, flies or Across body bags other pests near food;Avoid having raw meat and ready to eat foods come into contact with each other;Don't store food at unsafe temperatures - this allows bacteria to grow;Don't let fruit, vegetables, eggs or water become contaminated with animal manure.
What are the symptoms of food poisoning?People who come down with the illness can experience some or all of the below symptoms:Nausea;Diarrhoea;VomitingStomach pains;Stomach cramps;Sweating.These symptoms are often the same as those of viral gastro, or norovirus - which is caused by people coming into contact with another ill person, or contaminated surfaces.Some people are more at risk of getting food poisoning than others. The elderly, young children, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems should take extra care when HUGO light/pastel blue Jersey dress NALOLA preparing and eating food.What types of food poisoning are there?
There are many strains of food poisoning - here are some of the most common, and what to look out for.