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Are restaurants cause of more food poisoning or homes?

Are restaurants cause of more food poisoning or homes?

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

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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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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Do even expensive restaurants hire immigrant helpers? Id so, is there greater risk of food poisoning?

Do even expensive restaurants hire immigrant helpers? Id so, is there greater risk of food poisoning?

Back office employee: Most restaurants including expensive ones hire minority and immigrant employees as they generally are good workers and will work for less money. Food poisoning is a constant worry in any restaurant and most have strict internal rules to prevent this. These rules are more likely to be followed in an expensive restaurant so enjoy your experience there. ...Read more

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If I go to ethnic restaurants am I more or less likely to get food poisoning?

If I go to ethnic restaurants am I more or less likely to get food poisoning?

What???: That's pretty racist. Just because you go to ethnic restaurants doesn't mean you will get food poisioning. You have to choose the right restaurant. You are just as likely (maybe more) going to chain american restaurants. ...Read more

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Any long term side effects from food poisoning at a fast food restaurant?

Any long term side effects from food poisoning at a fast food restaurant?

Yes: I lost a friend due to hep-c from someone's ''dirty'' handling in such a situation. The list is long and ranges from inconvenient vomiting & diarrhea to -hate to say it, but i lived it- the bacteria, viruses & parasites that get passed causing illnesses and even killing you. I know the chances are small, but be careful, not paranoid. ...Read more

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India for a business trip, how to avoid food poisoning? my colleagues got sick from chain hotels and famous restaurants. what to eat?cooked veggie?

India for a business trip, how to avoid food poisoning? my colleagues got sick from chain hotels and famous restaurants. what to eat?cooked veggie?

Food poisoning: OK..first..make sure your hepatitis A vaccine has taken and you have antibodies. Second, wash your hands religiously. If possible drink bottled water. With drinks....no ice..because they are usually from tap water. Lastly...stay away from public waterways, rivers and lakes. Just have a good time and be cautious, you'll be fine! ...Read more

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I threw up the day after eating at a mexican restaurant, could it be food poisoning?

I threw up the day after eating at a mexican restaurant, could it be food poisoning?

Could be: Food poisoning may be due to chemicals; microbial toxin and live micro-organisms. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between food poisoning from shellfish and the distance of the restaurant from the ocean?

Is there a correlation between food poisoning from shellfish and the distance of the restaurant from the ocean?

Yes, lower freshness: Distance to transport seafood may reduce freshness, thus increasing the possibility of spoilage and growth of bacteria and toxins. ...Read more

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


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