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what is food poisoning?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Spoiled food: Food poisoning generally refers to bacterial toxins produced in spoiled food. Usually things like egg based products left in the warm sun too long can lead to a proliferation of these bacteria which produce the toxin as part of their normal metabolism.
Answered on Jan 30, 2018

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