Food poisoning – it’s sickening

Food can be healthy and nutritious if it’s fresh, but no amount of fresh food can do you good if you don’t keep it clean 아두이노 프로그램 다운로드. Germs are everywhere, even in your body, so it’s no surprise to find them on our food. That’s why it’s important to take extra care when cleaning fresh food or cooking meals. Here are three very dangerous examples.

Could there be salmonella in my sandwich?

Do you know about salmonella? It’s one of the most common food infections in the world. It’s most commonly found on:

  • Raw chicken that’s been thawed and refrozen
  • Meat that is after its used-by-date
  • Meat that is cooked but not refrigerated in time

It causes severe stomach ache, diarrhoea and fever. The symptoms may appear anywhere between 12 and 72 hours after eating the contaminated meat. Many people need to go to the hospital if they have salmonella poisoning. The good news is you should make a full recovery if you go to hospital. It may feel like you’re going to die, but you probably won’t!

Quick tips to prevent salmonella:

  1. Never freeze uncooked meat that has already been unfrozen.
  2. Always refrigerate cooked food.
  3. Never store cooked food with raw food.
  4. Always clean your chopping board when using different ingredients.
  5. Always wash your hands before and after cooking.

E. coli salad

You wouldn’t think that a salad could make you that sick, but it’s true! E. coli, a very common bacteria, is often found on unwashed vegetables. In most cases, it can cause:

  • Severe stomach cramps
  • Diarrhoea (sometimes bloody)
  • Vomiting
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There are different strains of the E.coli bacteria with most of them are harmless. The most dangerous ones, can be found in:

  • Unpasteurised milk
  • Minced meat that’s not properly cooked
  • Unwashed vegetables
  • Dirty drinking water.

Another way to spread E. coli is a simple handshake. The best way to prevent this from happening? Wash your hands after using the toilet!

Botulism: in a can!

Ever heard of Botox? You might’ve read the word in a beauty magazine or television series. It’s used to numb the nerves in order to relax muscles and prevent wrinkles. Sounds amazing right? Well, it’s actually made from the botulinim toxin, a very deadly poison that leads to paralysis and you’ll eventually stop breathing.

Where does it usually come from? Canned food! The bacteria that creates the toxin grows in places where there’s very little oxygen, but the chance of it happening is very rare. Even though the risk is small, it’s good reason for you to use clean, fresh food instead of canned food.

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