This article will be teaching you all the key facts about Potential Risk “food poisoning” which has now become a major issue globally. Many get stuck into this risk by consuming contaminated meals. Do you think restaurants always provide you hundred percent clean foods?
Many consider a restaurant to be clean by just watching the cleanliness of the place, but do you know the hygienic conditions of their kitchen?. You’ll never be able to know for sure whether or not the kitchen and the cook have good sanitation. So it’s advisable to limit your eating at restaurants. Instead, you can follow the recipes at your home to bring the original taste which can be even safer to your health.
High body temperature or fever, Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach upset and diarrhea can be considered as signs and symptoms of food poisoning. If you experience such symptoms, please visit your doctor without delay.
Causes of Food Poisoning
A contaminated food may consist four major categories of microorganisms, which can be cleaved into four categories as
1) Bacteria and virus: These are the main types of microorganisms or germs to cause food poisoning. These types of organisms are found in the natural environment. We must be aware in preventing these Microbes spreading in our meals.
2) Parasites: Parasites can also fall under the category of microbes. Parasites have a particular characteristic to absorb the nutrition and receive protection from other organisms. In a comical way, parasites can be considered as “greedy pigs.” Protozoa and roundworms are the most commonly known examples. So these parasites can be a source for food poisoning.
3) Allergens: Allergen is naturally found in every organism. Every human being will at least have one type of allergen. For example milk, salmon, eggs, and nuts may influence allergic reactions for some people. Sometime’s allergens can also be a cause of food poisoning. It’s better consuming such allergens.
4) Mold, toxins, and contaminants: Toxins can be detected as harmful chemical substance even as poison. If your meal consists such substances, you may have to face the risk of food poisoning. An expired meal may be rich in molds, for example, if a bread is expired, you’ll be able to notice the white substance covered around the surface area. These molds can also cause terrible odors. Therefore, it’s advisable to dispose of such items away.
What happens if Food poisoning continues?
If the situation of food poisoning gets worse, the person may have to face terrible outcomes in the future. Kidney failure can be sorted as the first effect of continuous food poisoning. The toxins or poisonous chemical substances may contaminate the digestive system, so red blood cell gets damaged.
This may infect the kidney and cause kidney failure. A continuous food poisoning can even cause death. Almost thousands of world population become infected with cholera and typhoid. These diseases follow up with food poisoning.
How to prevent the risk of Food poisoning?
Nowadays many food safety measures have been taken place by the state to prevent food poisoning. However, the prevention is based upon all individual’s that are involved in the food chain. All cooks should always think about other’s lives and should make sure to prepare the meals cleanly with a vision of preventing food poisoning.
From today onwards, let’s work together to find new ways to prevent food poisoning.