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What Are The Most Common Food Borne Diseases
Diarrheas: In us, commonest causes are campylobacter (undercooked chicken), norovirus, clostridium perfringens, salmonella (undercooked eggs, poultry sprouts), toxigenic e. Coli (multiple sources including undercooked meat, dirty veggies, etc), bacillus (rice), staph (creamy, mayonaise), vibrios (shellfish); also outbreaks of hepatitis a. Wash your hands, wash your veggies, keep dirty separate from clean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on age : In kids it's milk, soy, egg, wheat, peanuts and tree nuts. In adults it's peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. ...Read more
Food allergies: Adults are mostly allergic to tree nuts and shellfish. Kids are mostly allergic to peanut, milk, eggs and soy ...Read more
See list below: The most common food allergens are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish. Keep in mind that this does not mean other foods can be the cause of food allergies. For example, over the past few years it has become clear that some individuals can be allergic to meats. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Milk, shellfish, nut: The most common foods that cause allergies in children include: milk protein, soy protein, shellfish (particularly shrimp), nuts (particularly peanuts), and eggs. On occasion, wheat can also be an issue. Of course, any food can be a particular trigger. In addition, some children may "outgrow" their food allergy if they are given a period of avoiding the food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Pet dander, dust mites, molds, grasses, tree pollens !!!! ...Read more
What are the most common buzz words used to give the impression of a "healthy" food product that may not
necessarily be healthy?
Read the label: Important to take a careful look at the nutrition information on label. Look at the amount of fat and carbohydrates. Also look for other ingredients. Is the product made with many artificial colors or flavors? Are there preservatives? That healthy product may not be so healthy. Here is an article from consumer's reports about making sense of food labels http://www.Consumerreports.Org/cro/magazi. ...Read more
Very: Food saftey is a primary concern for governments and agencies. The public's safety is at hand. Many persons die in the US each year due to food borne illnesses. Buy foods from reputable sources, always check the integrity of containers, wash, wash and re-wash raw fruits and vegetables and use excellent preparation techniques. Be careful with storage of food, preparation of foods and eggs. ...Read more
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