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Contaminated Clementines Causing Food Poisoning
What are the symptoms for food poisoning or ingesting contaminated food? Five nights ago I mixed a batter of over-the-counter pancake mix then realized it was old. It had been open on the shelf uncovered. I fried and ate the food anyway. It didn't tast
Your: Your symptoms of cramping and diarrhea are consistent with food poisoning. It is very difficult to tell between viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) and food poisoning, but with the concerning food intake then your symptoms could certainly be food poisoning. Most food poisoning will resolve on its own, but if you develop vomiting, are unable to tolerate fluids, have fever, pain, or blood in your stool then you need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
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
Not possible: The definition of food poisoning can be difficult since there are many possible causes for GI illness related to contaminated foods, some of which are related to preformed toxins from bacteria, some to the bacteria themselves, some to toxic materials in the food products. If you develop symptoms be sure and remember what you ate and when and where. Good luck. ...Read more
2-6 hours for staph:
Food poisoning is caused by eating contaminated food. Infectious organisms, including various bacteria, viruses and parasites, or their toxins are the causes of food poisoning.
When you develop symptoms depends on the exact cause of the food poisoning. One of the common causes of food poisoning is due to toxins produced by bacteria staph aureus especially if food is kept at room temperature. ...Read more
Can a person get food poisoning from only 1 bite of contaminated food? Took 1 bite of sandwich and it was really bad. Spit most of it out but not all.
Possible...: Possible........but it depends on your immune system. ...Read more
How does food poisoning work? How long after eating contaminated food would one suffer from the symptoms of food poisoning? What are the symptoms of food poisoning?
Food poisoning is a common condition that results in more than 75 million episodes occur annually in the United States. Close to one in five episodes of diarrhea is likely to be due to a food-borne disease. This means that the average person in the United States will have a food-borne illness once every three to four years. Fortunately, most people recover from an episode of food-borne illness without any long-term complications.
The symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain (often aching or colicky in nature), diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody), fevers and very rarely blurry vision or tingling in arms.
Food poisoning can be caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses and toxins. Some of the most common causes include e.Coli, salmonella, hepatitis a, norovirus and listeria. Since each of these bacteria or viruses have different pathogenic mechanisms, the onset of symptoms after ingestion can widely vary. In some instances, symptoms can start within minutes of ingestion (e.g. If the food ingested contains pre-formed toxins that have been produced by bacteria) and in others, symptoms may take days to develop as bacteria first have to grow within the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more
Any: Any food if infected can cause food poisoning. If by home food you mean foods that you prepare and store or can yourself there's even greater possibility of this if you aren't using a preservative. Meats and dairy products are more often the culprit but starches, fruits and veges can also harbor pathogenic bacteria. ...Read more
Not likely: It's more likely to prevent it, as microwaves can heat up food to a point such that harmful bacteria or their toxins are inactivated/killed. There is a rare chance if you are using non-microwave safe dishes, that microwaving could lead to toxic substances leaching into your food which could cause gastrointestinal upset/food poisoning. ...Read more
Probably not: Appendicitis is caused when the appendix is blocked from its connection to the colon. Why this happens at a given time is a mystery, and probably by chance as the appendix has been there for years without a problem. A viral or bacterial infection if the intestines probably wouldn't cause this, but its really unknown. ...Read more
Homes: The number of homes versus restaurants and the lack of knowledge of how to correctly prepare and store food would greatly outweight the number of food poisoning in homes. ...Read more
Can: Several outbreaks recorded from contaminated sprouts/seeds. Some can't be cooked, e.g. Alfalfa sprouts; increased risk with them. ...Read more
Here's some information on the subject:
http://www. Naturalnews. Com/036029_cookware_non-stick_chemicals. Html. ...Read more
Food poisoning: Many organisms that create food poisoning do so by producing toxins and may not be present in sufficient numbers to alter the taste or appearance of the food. Some, which create disease by direct multiplication in the gut, also do so in numbers that will make their detection nearly impossible. If allowed to progress in growth, changes will occur that may cause you to avoid eating them. ...Read more
Can cooking food from a packet that has fallen on the floor cause food poisoning if cooked on low heat? If you handle the food after touching packet?
Unlikely: Of course it depends somewhat on the floor it falls on. Cleaning off food that has fallen and then cooking it should protect against food poisoning but then there are some floor you can eat off and some that you would not want to. Evaluate the floor, clean the food and then cook it thoroughly and you should be fine. Otherwise, maybe you need to discard it. ...Read more
Vomiting: Food poisoning could result in vomiting for a short period of time, but would not cause prolonged vomiting. Prolonged or constant vomiting s something that needs to be evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Poor hand hygiene:
The biggest offender is poor hand hygiene.
Other major ones:
2. Violating regulations in the safe handling and storage of food
3. Food handlers allowed to work while having a contagious
4. Breakdown in following regulations in the production and distribution of food products
this results in the production of toxins or overgrowth of microbes that makes you sick. ...Read more
Food poisoning: Can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigella, 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 such as Amanita ...Read more
Not a matter for: Self-diagnosis. There are far too many different causes of food poisoning to provide a brief answer. It usually requires taking a history, physical examination and lab tests of the patient as well tests on the suspected foods. ...Read more
See below: Inadequatley cooked meat or eggs and eating out are the two biggest risks. ...Read more
CDC....: The cdc website at www. Cdc. Gov will lead you to lots of info on foodborne diseases. To start you off, campylobacter is the most common cause of bacterial foodborne infection. ...Read more
Hepatitis a is an infection caused by hep a virus thta is trnasmited through unsafe handwashing of an infected person. It is transmitted by the feco-oral route. Food poisoning can be caused by viruses and bacteria and can be from their toxins or the bacteria itself.
Hep a can cause vomitng and fever just like any food poisoning but as htey say all that glitters is not gold. ...Read more
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