Proper food handling for the good of your stomach Proper food handling for the good of your stomach

Salmonellosis is one of the most common foodborne illnesses in the world.

Salmonella is a bacterium found in mishandled food, much of which are included in our everyday grocery lists. When ingested, these bacteria cause a disease known as salmonellosis.

Symptoms generally last between five and seven days and range from a fever, stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and headaches. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these symptoms begin between 12 and 36 hours after the salmonella is ingested.

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Prevent it from spreading in your kitchen:

–         Do not thaw meats at room temperature.

–         When preparing meals, do not cross contaminate raw foods with cooked foods.

–         Do not leave foods that need refrigeration outside of the fridge for longer than an hour.