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Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Yes: Food poisoning can come from any food item. All it takes is enough bacteria to accumulate in the food so that when we eat it our bodies become ill. Generally our bodies will recover in a short period - days to weeks. (but, those can be some pretty miserable days!) use care when storing food or eating/reheating leftovers. ...Read more

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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...Read more


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Can you get food poisoning from ice?

Can you get food poisoning from ice?

Yes: Not all bacteria, fungi or viruses are killed by ice. That is why when traveling abroad to countries with questionable sanitation, you are told not to drink the water or the ice, bottled or boiled water is the safe, potable form of plain water in those countries. ...Read more

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Could you get food poisoning from chips?

Unlikely but possabl: The dry and salty nature of most chips make them an unlikely source of food poisoning as germs are unlikely to survive for extended periods on this surface. However, the chip bowl may be tainted as well as the hands that put them out. The dip is a more likely source due to the moisture content and mix of nutrients germs love. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from couscous?

Can you get food poisoning from couscous?

Yes: Any food can be contaminated by bacteria, toxins or chemicals. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from the metal in spoons?

Can you get food poisoning from the metal in spoons?

What is the metal?: Although it is not food poisoning - if one had a spoon made of lead or another toxic metal - that may adversely affect health. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning off touching a kitchen tap?

Can you get food poisoning off touching a kitchen tap?

Unlikely: Although some organisms responsible for gastrointestinal infection may reside in water on a kitchen tap you would have to have your mouth on the tap and be swallowing large amounts of material containing organisms in order to be infected. This is very unlikely. ...Read more

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What to do when you get food poisoning from a food fair?

Hydration: Stay hydrated, sports drinks like gatorade are the best to use, if any fever, blood in stool or vomit, or if you can't keep fluids down, or if symptoms persist for more than 48 hrs seek medical help. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from eating old popcorn?

Possibly: One potential source could be rancid butter on the popcorn. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from rice if you don't cook it properly?

Can you get food poisoning from rice if you don't cook it properly?

Yes: Food poisoning can occur from any improperly prepared food. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from ice cream?

Can you get food poisoning from ice cream?

From anything: You can get food poisioning from any contaminated product. Or ice cream if it melted and then refroze. Ice cream, while delicious, can be very aggravating to a system sensitive to dairy and one can get food poisoning like symptoms from a food allergy. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from pizza left out on the counter (in the box) overnight? What about a couple days?

Food Poisoning: Definitely are more at risk as food borne bacteria have the chance to proliferate at a higher rate at room temperature. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning just from smelling bad chicken? Can the germs get you sick through your nose?

No: Food poisoning requires ingestion of the bacteria into your mouth and stomach. The odor may cause nausea but should not cause an actual illness. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from eating food cooked on a grill near meat if you are vegetarian for years? Sudden body aches like flu next day

Can you get food poisoning from eating food cooked on a grill near meat if you are vegetarian for years? Sudden body aches like flu next day

Hmmmm...?: If you are asking whether your food, touching meat on a grill, would make you sick, simply because you are a vegetarian, I'd have to say no. On the other hand, if several other people at your cookout got sick too, it could be food poisoning. Expect some vomiting and/or diarrhea. More likely, with your symptoms, the infection you've been exposed to is viral, not food-borne. Get rest and fluids! ...Read more

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How to get food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigells, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), viruses ( (Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A)& toxins in food Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish, Puffer fish. Some mushrooms > ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get food poisoning?

Can you tell me how to get food poisoning?

Where to begin...: Some examples....
1. The biggest offender is poor hand hygiene.
Other major ones:
2. Unsafe handling and storage of food
3. Handling food while having a contagious
illness
4. Breakdown in following regulations in the production and distribution of food products, ending up on your table
5. Using contaminated food in your recipes (e.g. bloated cans of vegetables, unpasteurized honey, others ...Read more

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How many people get food poisoning each year?

It's estimated that: Up to 48 million Americans get food poisoning per year! ...Read more

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Is it possible to get food poisoning from marshmellows?

Sure: Not likely, but it is possible. Anything you ingest that is tainted with bacteria may cause "food poisoning.". ...Read more

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Is it at all possible to never ever get food poisoning again?

Yes! (o:: Once you know what to avoid, it is much easier to prevent food poisoning.
Some will argue, but I won't eat anything from the fridge after its expiration date.
Go to well-established restaurants; culinary adventures like food trucks and taco stands can be fun, but increase your risk.
Wash your own hands before every meal.
Traveling to other countries is also fun but risky! ...Read more

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What types of foods do people get food poisoning for most often?

Multiple: Viral food poisoning in the form of rotavirus and norovirus are the most common in the United States. Rarer would be bacterial disease due to staph followed by barillus cereus. Ecoli of various types would be next followed by botulism most rare of all due to precautions taken in this country. ...Read more

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How llng does it take usually for you to get symptoms of food poisoning?

Depends: Different posions have different lag periods. Strong acids and alkali act immediately. Low dose arsenic poisioning may not be evident for months or years; a lot more are inbetween. What poison do you have in mind? ...Read more

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What to do if I think I had food poisoning but not sure if you can get it from tuna?

Yes: Tuna may be contaminated with bacteria like any other food. In addition long term high consumption of tuna may cause mercury poisoning. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering if it is likely I will get food poisoning or if it's not really a common thing?

At some point in: Your life, you'll probably be exposed to some compromised food. But remember "food poisoning" comes in all shades of severity; sometimes so mild you may just have some mild stomach upset and loose stool for a day or so, to as severe death. Just try to make sure you optimize your food hygiene at home and eat out a restaurants you trust. Avoid undercooked foods unless you really trust them. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm just wondering if it is likely I will get food poisoning or if it's not really a common thing?

What to do if I'm just wondering if it is likely I will get food poisoning or if it's not really a common thing?

Food poisoning: Is a very real entity. Paying good attention to hygiene, eating food that is properly cooked, or properly refrigerated, etc. Can help to keep it at bay. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins ...Read more