Food Poisoning – the FACTS

What is food poisoning? Most food poisoning is caused by eating or drinking food which is contaminated. Contamination may be caused by any of the following: BACTERIA, VIRUSES, TOXINS & CHEMICALS Most food poisoning is caused by bacteria such as Campylobacter or viruses such as Norovirus. Foods most commonly involved with food poisoning are rawContinue reading “Food Poisoning – the FACTS”

Listeria and Food Poisoning

Listeria and Food Poisoning One of the most important issues to consider as a food manager concerns listeria and food poisoning. It has a reputation as being a tricky bug to control and, for that reason, Listeria species are used as an important benchmark for the microbial quality of food by food examiners who willContinue reading “Listeria and Food Poisoning”

Diarrhoea, Vomiting and Food – When to Stop Working

Diarrhoea, Vomiting and Food – Are you Fit to Work? Organisms such as bacteria and viruses can cause gastroenteritis; the symptoms of which include diarrhoea and vomiting. As the organisms multiply or are contained in the gut they can very easily be transferred to hands and surfaces (just the flushing of a toilet may causeContinue reading “Diarrhoea, Vomiting and Food – When to Stop Working”