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Food Poisoning

Campylobacter Food Poisoning

Causative Agents Campylobacter jejuni Source Intestine of animals (pets, cattle, chicken, ducks, birds) Contaminated water (from animal waste) Food Implicated Food not adequated cooked Raw milk or inadequately pasteurized milk Untreated water Raw shellfish Raw /inadequately cooked mushroom Mode of Spread The most common way for food to be contaminated …

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Bacillus Cereus Food Poisoning

Causative Agents Bacillus cereus causes two types of foodborne illness which is emetic (vomiting) and diarrheal form. Source Environment Dust and soil Spices. Food Implicated Inadequate cooked rice Fried rice Cereal product Pudding Vegetables Meat dishes Starchy foods Mode of Spread Improper handling and serving of cooked food Holding cooked …

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Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Food Poisoning

Causative Agents Vibrio parahaemoliticus. Source Sea water Food Implicated Raw and inadequately cooked: Shellfish Marine products (fish and prawn) Mode of Spread Bacteria from raw seafood contaminate cooked food through direct contact (cross contamination) Symptoms Watery diarrhoea Abdominal cramp Nausea Vomiting Headaches Fever Chills Onset of illness 4-30 hours (usually …

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Staphylococcal Food Poisoning

Causative Agents It is caused by Staphylococus aureus which produce seven (7) different toxins that are heat resistant (cannot be destroy by cooking) and frequently responsible for food poisoning. Source Commonly found in 25% of healthy people and animal: Nose and nasal secretion Ears Septic cuts Skin (perspiration) Hair Infected …

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Salmonella Food Poisoning

Causative Agents Salmonella group of bacteria. People become infected by ingesting foods contaminated with the bacterium. Source Humans Pests (rodents, flies and cockroaches) Wild animals Pets Food Implicated Poultry and Poultry products Meat and meat products Egg and egg products Milk and milk products Dairy products (cheese, cream, custard) Mode …

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Bacteria & Food Poisoning

What is bacteria? Bacteria are extremely small organisms. It can be seen through microscope. Most bacteria are harmless but some cause food poisoning and food spoilage. Food poisoning bacteria are found everywhere. Common sources of bacteria are: Raw food Raw water People Insect Rodents Pets Waste food Soil Air Key …

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Food Poisoning

What is food poisoning? Food poisoning is any illness caused by eating contaminated food. Malaysia reported 14,455 cases of food poisoning in year 2007 (Incidence rate of 53.19/100,000 population). What are the causes of food poisoning? Causes of food poisoning Bacteria or their poison (toxin) and viruses Chemicals such as …

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