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Many parasites can be transmitted via food. Protozoans including Cyclospora cayetanensis, Cryptosporidium spp., Toxoplasma gondii, and Giardia intestinalis are common foodborne parasites in the U.S. Others include tapeworms Taenia spp and Diphyllobothrium spp., and roundworms such as Anisakis spp. and Trichinella spp. A number of these infectious organisms may also be spread via contaminated soil, water or contact with an infected person. 

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Of the many known seafood illnesses, Ciguatera Fish Poisoning is the most reported among travelers and occurs when people ingest ciguatoxins. All kinds of reef fish produce the toxin, the following species are most susceptible: red snapper, barracuda, moray eel, parrotfish, grouper, hogfish, kingfish, amberjack, sea bass, sturgeon fish, and coral trout.

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Gastroenteritis refers to an infection of the gut and is known as food poisoning when caused by food contaminated with virus(e.g.norovirus), bacteria(e.g salmonella), and parasites(e.g Giardia). Gastroenteritis symptoms range in severity and can start within hours of eating contaminated food.

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Scombroid poisoning can occur when consuming improperly preserved fish. The scombroid toxin has been reported in amberjack, bluefish, albacore, Australian salmon, herring, anchovy, mackerel, saury, herring, needlefish. Mahi-mahi, yellowfin tuna, sardine, wahoo, skipjack, and kahawai may also pass scombroid. The toxin acts as a histamine and is produced following the growth of bacteria in improperly stored fish. 

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Listeria food poisoning symptoms include fever, headache, and tiredness in mild cases, but severe infections can lead to death. Listeria is commonly linked to ready-to-eat foods but occurs in frozen foods as well. Listeria risk is minimized by pasteurization or thoroughly heating food to 165 degrees.

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One of the most important organs in your body is your liver. Responsible for detoxification, your liver also helps in digestion and also allows you to store energy. When infected, your liver might be unable to carry out these functions. Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis A virus (HAV).  

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If your stomach lining is inflamed, you may be diagnosed with Gastritis. This condition may be acute or chronic but can be treated using acid reducers like antacid, or antibacterial medication if the condition was triggered by bacteria. Chronic gastritis is less common, usually affecting 2 out of 10,000 individuals, while acute gastritis is most commonly reported with 8 cases in every 1,000 individuals.

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Cryptosporidiosis is an infection by the Cyclospora cayetanensis parasite that may be transmitted by ingesting food, water, or feces containing the parasite. You may also become infected if you touch your mouth after using the toilet without properly washing your hands. People suffering from cryptosporidiosis often report watery diarrhea.

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Inflamed colon (or large intestine) is also referred to as colitis. Colitis can be caused by food poisoning due to disease-causing organisms like Salmonella and Escherichia coli. The condition may also be a result of autoimmune reactions and a shortage of blood supply to the colon. Regardless of its cause, people suffering from colitis normally report symptoms including diarrhea and abdominal pain. 

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Norovirus infection usually begins with diarrhea and vomiting that are often mistaken for flu, and hence the infection being termed the stomach flu. Norovirus infection can become severe without prompt medical attention. The highly contagious virus can be spread via food, water, contaminated surfaces, and close contact with infected persons. 

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Physical contamination in food can be a real threat to eaters. Recalls for foreign contaminate can happen for everything from ground beef to cookie dough mix. Contamination can accidentally enter the food supply during manufacturing or when it is being prepared at restaurants and at home.

Physical Contamination in Food

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Listeria

Here are some basic facts about this disease.

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Food poisoning timeline

The food poisoning timeline can begin immediately, especially if it is a chemical contaminant. For bacterial, viral or parasitic agents that cause food poisoning the start of symptoms will vary from a few hours to a few weeks. The CDC provides the following table of some of the possible contaminants, when you might start to feel symptoms and common ways the organism is spread.

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Food poisoning symptoms can depend on a lot of factors

Food poisoning symptoms may range from mild to severe and can differ significantly depending of the contaminant, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The most common symptoms of food poisoning are:

  • Upset stomach
  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever

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What is food poisoning...

It is illness caused by contaminated food or water. It is very common, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 48 million cases every year in the US. It can be spread through contaminated food or water. It can often resolve within days. Infectious organisms or their toxins are common causes of food poisoning. Food poisoning symptoms may include cramping, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Food poisoning often resolves without treatment. Adequate hydration is an important part of treatment.

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Help prevent further incidents of food poisoning.  

Each year, millions of people get food poisoning and thousands die

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To control nausea and vomiting be sure to avoid solid foods until the vomiting ends.  

Taking slow, small sips of liquids can help avoid vomiting and dehydration.

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How, when, and if you become ill after eating contaminated food will depend on the ‘bug’, but also the amount of exposure, your age, and your health. Food poisoning can be especially dangerous, and even life-threatening, for people with weakened immune systems.

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Often lasting several days, the length of food poisoning will depend on several factors like the kind of bacteria or virus you contracted, and the state of your immune system.

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Infectious organisms like bacteria, viruses and parasites are the most common causes of food poisoning.

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Food poisoning is caused by eating contaminated food that is handled or cooked incorrectly before it reaches your plate.

 

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Stay hydrated and replenish the fluids your body is losing to diarrhea or vomiting.

Properly restore electrolytes by drinking beverages like Pedialyte, Ceralyte, or Oralyte to prevent dehydration. Sports drinks like Gatorade should not be used because they do not restore the necessary balance.

If you're able to keep down fluids do, slowly introduce foods that are easy to digest like bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast; commonly referred to as the ‘BRAT’ diet.

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If you experience symptoms of food poisoning, such as diarrhea or vomiting, drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.

You should seek medical attention from your doctor or healthcare provider if you have symptoms including any of the following:

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The most common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, upset stomach, stomach cramps or abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever.

 

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Incorporating vegetables into your diet provides health benefits, especially when you select and prepare them in a safe manner. It is extremely important to add vegetables in your diet because it provides you with nutrients that help you avoid heart disease, stroke, and cancer. To some, eating vegetables help them lose weight.

However, some raw vegetables may have dangerous microorganisms. If food safety procedures are not followed, it can cause food poisoning or worse, viral infections -

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Recent Interesting Reports

February 10, 2021 1:00 PM

“Company name: Dole Fresh Vegetables
Brand name: Dole
Product recalled: Sunflower Crunch Chopped Salad Kit
Reason of the recall: Undeclared wheat and tree nuts
FDA Recall date: February 10, 2021
Recall details: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two lot codes of Dole™ Sunflower... See MoreCrunch Chopped Salad Kit.

- Dole™ Sunflower Crunch Chopped Salad Kit. UPC: 0-71430-00034-2. Best If Used by Date: 02-11-21. Lot code: W02702A | W02702B.

This recall is due to possible undeclared allergens (wheat and tree nuts) in Dole™ Sunflower Crunch Chopped Salad Kit. The dressing and topping kit (master pack) designed for a different Dole product was unintentionally used during a portion of the production of the salad. Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses nor allergic reactions have been reported to date in association with the recall. However, people who have an allergy to wheat and tree nuts may have a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The product lot code and Best if Used by Date are located on the upper right corner of each bag and the UPC code is located on the bottom right corner of the back of each bag. The impacted products were distributed in OH, NY and WI. Consumers are advised to check product they have in their homes and discard any product matching the production description, UPC codes, product lot code and Best if Used by Date listed above.

No other Dole products are included in the recall. Only Dole™ Sunflower Crunch Chopped Salad Kit with the exact UPC code, lot code and Best if Used by Date identified above are included in the recall. Consumers who have any remaining product should not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Consumer Center at 1-800-356-3111Call: 1-800-356-3111, which is open 24 hours a day.

Check the full recall details on fda.gov
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Chipotle Mexican Grill, East Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Other Fever Cramps Headache Chills
Chipotle Mexican Grill, East Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ, USA

February 9, 2021 9:49 AM

“I ordered a bowl around 12:30pm on Monday, February 8th. It had brown rice, black beans, chicken, fajitas, mild salsa, corn, cheese, guacamole, and lettuce. I started getting a big headache later in the afternoon (past 2pm). After 5pm my head was still hurting. Headache went away shortly after 6pm.... See MoreAround 7-9pm I started feeling nauseous and chills. Took my temperature and had a fever of 100. I didn't want to eat anything for the night (skipped dinner). I go to bed and I'm restless the whole night with stomach cramps. Kept drinking water when I'd wake up. 6am still have a fever. Ate a little bit of a bar but still have stomach cramps. Went #2 and stool was a mixture of loose and normal. Today I still have a fever and cramps. See Less
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Pizza Hut, Powhatan Street, Fredericksburg, VA, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Vomiting Other Sweating
Pizza Hut, Powhatan Street, Fredericksburg, VA, USA

February 12, 2021 2:16 PM

“I ordered two pizzas and wings im sweating and throwing up. See Less
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Applebee's Grill + Bar, Plaistow Road, Haverhill, MA, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea
Applebee's Grill + Bar, Plaistow Road, Haverhill, MA, USA

February 14, 2021 11:17 PM

“Today, assuming it was the food last night, I had the crispy oriental chicken salad, only ate a few bites of lettuce because it tasted almost dirty. Ate more of the chicken. Only me, and just under 24 hours , but I woke up nauseous the diarrhea started after 6pm See Less
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Walmart Supercenter, US Highway 27 North, Sebring, FL, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Fever Headache Fatigue
Walmart Supercenter, US Highway 27 North, Sebring, FL, USA

March 2, 2021 12:15 AM

“Yesterday, Old almond milk that we bought there We bought almond milk from there using the delivery service. It was our first time using this service. The day of the delivery we used the almond milk in our smoothies. A few hours later, we started having headaches, feeling fatigue, and ran fevers. Th... See Moree next day (today) we had nausea and diarrhea. See Less
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February 11, 2021 5:57 PM

“The FSA announced the recall of Birchwood XXL Pork Mince (12% Fat) by Lidl GB because they may contain pieces of plastic.

FSA advises consumers not to eat the recalled products. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund with or without a receipt.

- Birchwood X... See MoreXL Pork Mince (12% Fat). 1kg. Use by 13 February 2021.

The possible presence of plastic makes this product unsafe to eat.

Check the full recall details on the FSA website food.gov.uk

Source: FSA
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Ground Hamburger, Real Canadian Superstore, Broadway Street East, Yorkton, SK, Canada

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Weakness
Real Canadian Superstore, Broadway Street East, Yorkton, SK, Canada

February 13, 2021 12:32 PM

“Eating ground hamburger. Just myself and I ate 2  buns with hamburger in and that was around 9:30 and by 12:30 I felt like I was going to die. I had the sh*ts and I was throwing up and rolling around in pain in the bathroom till about 4  4:30.  I still feel very weak today See Less
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Wendy's, Sunrise Boulevard East, Puyallup, WA, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Cramps
Wendy's, Sunrise Boulevard East, Puyallup, WA, USA

March 7, 2021 1:54 AM

“I got 2 Dave's Song;e chilli cheese fries and a frosty made me sick minutes after eating. 1 right after eating within 10 minutes nausea then bad stomach cramps then salmonella like diarrhea. I only ate 1 of the 2 Dave's single ate all the chilli cheese fries frosty got sick tight away.
I got sick o... See Moren Saturday March 7 2021 after eating there. Bad diarrhea, severe stomach cramping. Will never eat there again. See Less
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Denny's, El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA, USA

Symptoms: Vomiting
Denny's, El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA, USA

February 15, 2021 4:51 PM

“Me and family are throwing up and getting sick because of the food. Iam sitting in the bathroom for See Less
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Smart & Final Extra!, West Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Other Cramps
Smart & Final Extra!, West Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ, USA

February 16, 2021 4:56 PM

“Baby spring mix produce 2 people . Within hours . Abdominal pain , cramping , nausea and severe diarrhea
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