Food Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning

What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning is an illness that is acquired by eating unhygienic food.

Types of food poisoning
  • By using raw ingredients that is contaminated with germs.
  • Unhygienic food preparation.
  • Using unhygienic utensils for cooking.
  • Serving food in an unhygienic way
  • Keeping food under improper storage condition.
Food is considered contaminated if it contains substance that should not be there.

Symptoms of food poisoning
  •  Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach ache and cramping
  • Diarrhoea
  • Pain in the abdomen
Onset of pain : 2-72hours after eating or drinking
Period of pain : a few hours to a few days

How to avoid flu or food poisoning
  • Trust your senses
Three ways to recognize contaminated or spoiled food. SEE ; texture(slimy), unusual colour, look for expiry date and shape. SMELL ; foul smell and stinking. TASTE ; strange taste of spoiled food.
  • Choose your food
  1. that it is still hot and fresh
  2. that has not been exposed or do not have cover
  3. that does not have a foul smell
  4. that is not slimy
  5. that has not changed colour
  6. that does not have sourly taste of spoiled food
  7. that is kept in a clean container or stored properly
  8. that is handled with clean utensils
  • Wash hand with soap and water

  1. before touching the food
  2. after going to the toilet 
  3. after playing outside
  4. after touching dirt or contaminated materials

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