cooked meat and meat
pies. Duck eggs. Synthetic cream. Ice cream.shellfish
|Main cause of food poisoning in
Unpleasant, often with
severe diarrhea but not usually serious.
|Gravy, stews, precooked meat||
|Can occur when food is kept hot. Causes severe stomach pains.|
|Staphylococci||Pies,meat, especially sliced meat, pies and gravy.Sythetic cream.Ice cream||
|Unpleasant but not normally serious. Causes severe vomiting.|
|INadequately processed canned meat, vegetables and fish|| 24-72
|Very rare but often fatal.|
This can be prevented by cooking
food thoroughly immediately after preparation. It should also
be rapidly after it has been cooked. If infected food is allowed to stand
in warm moist condition for any length of time, the bacteria multiply and
poison is formed. The poison is rather resistant to heat treatment and
subsequent cooking may fail to destroy it once it is formed.
Food which is cooked and then stored for some time in warm moist
condition may cause food poisoning even though cooking has destroyed
all the bacteria.
This is explained by the fact that when some bacteria
find themselves in conditions which do not favour growth, they develop
spores which are resistant to heat.Thus if such food -especially
cooked meat products-is badly stored it can easily cause food
Note: Please try to not reheat
food twice or three times because
it may lead to food poisoning.
KEY POINT: Food that may have been
contaminated with Salmonellae
must be cooked really well to destroy any such bacteria present.