food poisoning

Food poisoning is a general term for health problems arising from eating contaminated food. Food may be contaminated by microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses. Environmental toxins, or toxins present within the food itself, such as the poisons in some mushrooms or certain types of seafood, can also result in food poisoning. Symptoms usually include nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Some toxins also can affect the nervous system.  


Individual and Group Safety Information

The following are suggestions to minimize the chances of food poisoning:

Above all -- when in doubt, throw it out!


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