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What are the causes of food poisoning?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Idelle Brand
Dentistry
In brief: Contamination
Contamination from bacteria or parasites.
Usually due to unclean conditions, spoilage, or contagious people handling the food.

In brief: Contamination
Contamination from bacteria or parasites.
Usually due to unclean conditions, spoilage, or contagious people handling the food.
Dr. Idelle Brand
Dr. Idelle Brand
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Bugs and toxins
1. Live bacteria that grow in the body, e.
g., salmonella, shigella, toxigenic e coli. 2. Toxins in the food: e.g., staphylococcus toxin, botulinum toxin 3. Some foods may be "toxic" for some people, e.g., shellfish.Peanuts 4. Chemicals: exogenous chemicals or chemicals from food spoilage can be toxic.

In brief: Bugs and toxins
1. Live bacteria that grow in the body, e.
g., salmonella, shigella, toxigenic e coli. 2. Toxins in the food: e.g., staphylococcus toxin, botulinum toxin 3. Some foods may be "toxic" for some people, e.g., shellfish.Peanuts 4. Chemicals: exogenous chemicals or chemicals from food spoilage can be toxic.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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