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Transmission of food-borne diseases

Always bear in mind that food-borne diseases that have symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting can occur after the individual has eaten foods that have been contaminated with viruses, bacteria and parasites. The common pathogens of food-borne diseases include shigella, E. coli, listeria, salmonella and clostridium. These food-borne diseases can be transmitted in various way […]

Symptoms of canned food poisoning

Food poisoning that is acquired by eating canned goods is called botulism. This is quite common in home-canned goods at home but also possible from processed canned goods. Botulism is considered as a detrimental poison that is instigated by a nerve toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The symptoms of botulism food poisoning are […]

What are the signs and symptoms of food poisoning from fish?

It is a known fact that fish as well as other foods can become contaminated with bacteria during mishandling. With this type of contamination, it can lead to the typical food poisoning symptoms including diarrhea, vomiting, headache and muscle aches. Take note that these symptoms are the same, regardless of the source of food poisoning, […]

The Dangers of Scombroid Fish Poisoning

Scombroid fish poisoning is a syndrome caused by ingestion of food contaminated with scombrotoxin. Although it may also occur in other food, it occurs predominantly in fishes. It is also commonly called histamine fish poisoning as symptoms resemble an allergic reaction that occurs after eating fish contaminated with high levels of histamine, which will be […]