Food Poisoning is the experience of falling sick after eating a food. There are many things that may cause food poisoning or food spoilage.
Micro-organism causes food poisoning and they are:
BACTERIAS examples Staphylococcus
MOLD AND TOXINS
Symptoms of food poisoning are: Stomach pain, Weakness, Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Fever or Chits/sweating.
Food Contamination can be defined as the presence of harmful micro-organism and chemicals in food which causes illness or sickness to the consumers.
The sources of food contamination includes the following:
- Packaging materials
- Cooking equipment
- Naturally occurring toxins
The signs of food Spoilage include:
- Unpleasant odour
- Change in colour
- Undesirable taste
- Presence of mold
- Change in texture
- Change in appearance unlike its fresh form.