Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Be careful with the food we eat. Has it been processed correctly and hygienically? Food poisoning can bring a variety of problems, ranging from annoying symptoms to result in death.

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consumption of contaminated food by pathogenic bacteria, viruses, or parasites. It could also be caused by chemical or natural toxins such as poisonous mushrooms.

Symptoms of food poisoning are nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, fatigue, dehydration, and abdominal pain. Some serious cases require the victim to be hospitalized. In fact, some are dead after eating certain foods.

According to the new estimate, about 48 million people get sick and more than 3,000 die each year from food poisoning in the United States.

There are several steps can be taken to prevent food poisoning. The main thing is to maintain cleanliness of both hands, kitchen utensils, and work area. Don't forget to wash your hands after going toilet, or before and after handling food. Keep your kitchen from insects, pests, and other animals.

Separate raw food from cooked food, especially meat. Use different equipments (eg knives and cutting boards) for cooked food or non-meat. Wrap separately in order to avoid contact between raw foods with ready-to-eat foods.

We recommend that all meat, both red meat, chicken, as well as seafood, must be well done cooked. Especially poultry. Boil chicken and duck until the water is actually clear, not pink. Cook with a minimum temperature of 70 C, because at this temperature microbial pathogens will die.

Use water that is guaranteed both cleanliness and safety. Choose fresh foods with good quality. Be sure to processed foods correctly and hygienically. For vegetables and fruits, wash under flowwing water. Also, do not consume expired foods.



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