Sometimes we attend events or go for an outing or visit friends and after having meals we become compulsory visitors to the toilet after having a fascinating meal, without knowing that its not only the view of the meal that matters but the process it has undergone. One of the major reason this occurs is due to food poisoning.
What is food Poisoning? Food poisoning can simply be defined as those conditions caused by the ingestion of food or drink, in which the main symptoms are diarrhea and vomiting, singularly or together and usually accompanied by nausea (Feeling sick) abdominal cramps /stomach pains.
food poisoning can also be described as a food borne diseases or food borne illnesses. food that contains a toxin,chemical or infectious agent.
food poisoning usually arises from improper handling,preparation or food storage and also the ingestion of micro organisms that may be present in already contaminated food, which may have resulted from inadequate food preservation techniques or unsafe handling practices.
FACTORS THAT ENCOURAGES FOOD POISONING
- Contamination by food Utensil
- Improper storage of food at room temperature
- Inadequate cooking and Re-heating of food
- poor personal hygiene of the food handler
- Cross contamination from raw to ready to eat foods
In conclusion, cos of the number of food poisoning outbreaks and scares has led to calls for better hygiene and create better awareness and emphasize the need for better , effective ways of controlling food hygiene