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Published on 6 Apr 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Environmental Science
Course
EESA10H3
Lec 8
Most dangerous foods= starch and dairy
Symptoms of foodborne illness
All illness are gastrointestinal diseases
Prevention of foodborne illness
Starts in supermarkets in buying the food
Use different cutting boards for meat and vegetables
Left overs must be discarded within 3 days in the fridge but could be kept longer in
the freezer
Bacteria: E coli
Some vegetables can also be contaminated with E coli
Bacteria: clostridium botulinum ( botulism)
Itself doesnt cause illness
Lives in soil in dormant stage
When it comes to the body it realses toxin and the toxin causes the illness
Potential sources
oCanned foods
oHome canned fish
Main kinds of botulism
Foodborne botulism
Wound botulism
o- common in heroin addicts
Infant botulism
oConsume soil
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Lec 8: most dangerous foods= starch and dairy. Symptoms of foodborne illness: all illness are gastrointestinal diseases. Prevention of foodborne illness: starts in supermarkets in buying the food, use different cutting boards for meat and vegetables. Left overs must be discarded within 3 days in the fridge but could be kept longer in the freezer. Bacteria: e coli: some vegetables can also be contaminated with e coli. Lives in soil in dormant stage: when it comes to the body it realses toxin and the toxin causes the illness, potential sources, canned foods, home canned fish. Main kinds of botulism: foodborne botulism, wound botulism, - common in heroin addicts. Infant botulism: consume soil www. notesolution. com, kids ingest the spores and this results in this disease. Symptoms of foodborne botulism: symptoms are nerve related, mostly paralysis of some part of the human body, constipation, complete paralysis, respiratory failure; last step, botulism: there are anti toxins for botulism- reduce severity of symptoms.