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INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this essay is to investigate and find out what causes food poisoning, the bacteria's that causes, the symptoms, the infections and its prevention's. Food poisoning is commonly found in UK. Generally food poisoning result from contamination of food and the subsequent growth of food poisoning micro-organise. Food poisoning outbreaks ore often recognised by the sudden onset of illness within a short period of time among many individuals who have eaten or drunk one or more foods in common The most serious types of food poisoning are due to bacteria. Bacteria are microscopic organisms that are found everywhere, which is in the air, soil, water, plant, animals and human body. ...read more.


There are a number of reasons from which a person may become infected with food poisoning bacteria. These may include; Inadequate cooling, food left at room temperature. Too long between preparing the food and consuming it. Inadequate reheating and cooking Infected food handlers. Inadequate hot holding temperature. Inadequate hand washing. Contaminated raw foods and ingredients & Improper cleaning of equipment and utensils. There is no way to prevent food poisoning after ingestion of contaminated food. The key is to avoid such foods. The best way of treating food poisoning is get rid of contaminated food by vomiting. Although it doesn't prevent it, but once the body is void of the contaminated food, the food poisoning will be over. ...read more.


Using suitable preservatives such as salting and refrigerating. Not allowing dried foods to absorb moisture. Keeping food safe is the first step to a better health. The intension of food safety is to prevent food poisoning and to maintain the wholesomeness of the food product through all stages of processing until it is finally eaten. The most common symptoms are loss of appetite, vomiting & diarrhoea which may be a life threatening to elderly, sick, infants and those people with weaker immune systems. Sources of infection include inadequate storing and improper cleaning of utensils and equipment and a number of measures such as using clean utensils and storing foods at the right place and time should be adopted to reduce the risk of infections. BIBLOGRAPHY http://www.clearleadinc.com/site/food_poisoning.html ...read more.

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