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Do bean sprouts cause food poisoning if not heated properly?

Can: Several outbreaks recorded from contaminated sprouts/seeds. Some can't be cooked, e.g. Alfalfa sprouts; increased risk with them. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, is an illness coming from food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, or other substances. Anyone can be at risk, but pregnant women, older adults, and people with chronic ...Read more


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What are the causes of food poisoning?

What are the causes of food poisoning?

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 illness 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

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What causes food to give you food poisoning?

What causes food to give you food poisoning?

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

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Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

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

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Where do I go to find most common causes of food poisoning food poisoning?

Where do I go to find most common causes of food poisoning food poisoning?

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

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How do I tell what caused my food poisoning?

How do I tell what caused my food poisoning?

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

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What home foods could cause food poisoning?

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

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Can food poisoning cause colitis?

Can food poisoning cause colitis?

Yes: Colitis is an inflammation of the colon which can be caused by infection. Food poisoning with bacteria or viruses is an infection which can lead to colitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more