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:
- If the food is not cooked properly (especially Undercooked meats or eggs).
- If the food is prepared by using utensils, cutting boards and other things that are not fully cleaned.
- Also by not storing foods properly that is to be maintained below 5°C.
- By coming in contact with a person who is ill or with someone having diarrhea and vomiting.
- Drinking water that hasn’t been treated.
- Raw fruits or vegetables that have not been washed well.
Germs and toxins that causes food poison includes:
- Campylobacter enteritis
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Toxins in spoiled or tainted fish or shellfish
- E. coli enteritis