Food Poisoning

  • Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating food that contains harmful bacteria, viruses, or parasites.
  • Common symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, and fever.
  • Symptoms can occur within hours or days after consumption of contaminated food.
  • Main bacteria causing food poisoning are Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli.
  • Prevention involves proper food hygiene practises including regular hand and surface washing, appropriate food storage, separating raw and cooked foods, and thorough cooking to kill harmful microorganisms.