WHAT IS FOOD POISONING?
Food poisoning can cause a variety of illnesses linked to drinking water or eating food contaminated with infectious agents (bacteria, viruses, parasites) or chemical substances. Food poisoning is usually caused by improperly handled or undercooked food.
Symptoms can appear a few hours to several days after ingesting a contaminated item.
Symptoms of food poisoning include
- Stomach cramps
Consequences can be more serious in children, pregnant women, older adults and people with weakened immune systems.
The most common sources of infection are