Food Poisoning


Food poisoning can occur as a result of poor hygiene as food gets contaminated with disease causing bacteria. Food poisoning can cause mild to serious symptoms which include abdominal ache, vomiting and diarrhoea. Contaminated food cannot be discerned by smelling them or looking at them. Thus, food handlers have to observe basic hygiene rules to ensure that the people who eat their food, don’t end up the worse for it. Here are our five top tips to keep the bacteria itching to get into your food at bay:

• Scrub your hands thoroughly before you start preparing or cooking food. It also goes without saying that hands should be washed before eating.

• Food preparation should start before the actual cooking. Work surfaces, utensils, equipment and other things to be used for cooking should be cleaned.

• All foods that are eaten raw should be washed thoroughly. Soaking vegetables in…

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