What comes to most people’s mind when we hear food poisoning is that Nollywood scene where the angry wife finally kills her husband by mixing his food with poison and then tasting the food to make sure that the poison is well mixed in (Old Nollywood movies were a major comic relief) but that’s not the type of food poisoning we will talk about today.
The food poisoning we will talk about is the one caused by eating food with bacterial infection either from food or water spoilage or bacteria gotten from species of animals that can cause temporary abdominal pain with other symptoms and if not handled well can cause further infection and death.
So what is food poisoning?
Food poisoning is a common illness caused by consuming contaminated food or water. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. However, you can avoid this unpleasant experience by taking certain precautions.
Here are 6 tips to avoid food poisoning:
Cleanliness: Always wash your hands and utensils before and after handling food. This also calls for not just eating anywhere without knowing the source of food they use to cook or how they handle their cooking process (We are sure a lot of Nigerian moms can relate to this when they don’t allow their children to eat just anywhere)
Cook food thoroughly: Use a meat thermometer to ensure the meat has reached the recommended internal temperature.
Store food properly: Keep raw meat separate from other food items in the refrigerator and ensure that cooked food is stored properly to avoid contamination.
Avoid cross-contamination: Use separate cutting boards for different food items, and always clean them thoroughly after use.
Be cautious with seafood: Avoid eating raw or undercooked seafood, and only consume it from reputable sources.
Let us reiterate well, always get your food from the best source, keep in mind that myfoodangels is the perfect fit to get fresh foods, canned foods, seafood, and so many others without any fear of unnecessary contamination.
By following these simple tips, you can significantly reduce the risk of food poisoning and enjoy a healthy and happy mealtime. Remember to always handle food with care and caution to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria.