Food Poison - Causes

Most food-borne illnesses are infections, caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites and also due to the contamination of food.  It can be contaminated due to the following:

  1. If the food is not cooked properly (especially Undercooked meats or eggs).
  2. If the food is prepared by using utensils, cutting boards and other things that are not fully cleaned.
  3. Also by not storing foods properly that is to be maintained below 5°C.
  4. By coming in contact with a person who is ill or with someone having diarrhea and vomiting.
  5. Drinking water that hasn’t been treated.
  6. Raw fruits or vegetables that have not been washed well.


Germs and toxins that causes food poison includes:

  1. Salmonella
  2. Campylobacter enteritis
  3. Cholera
  4. Staphylococcus aureus
  5. Toxins in spoiled or tainted fish or shellfish
  6. E. coli enteritis
  7. Listeria

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