Food safety

The way to do things right.

Why food safety is important?

Food is one (Or the most) important things for humans and animals to live, is not a secret that without it nothing alive would exist. But, the a difference between animals and humans is that we don't have a powerful digestive system like them, that is why if we eat something infected with bacterias, our system will be not prepared to protect you from illness like an animal system because we now are more accustomed to eat food from a fridge than the forest. but that don't mean that the food from the fridge can be contaminated, so in here I'll show you how to know if your food is be contaminated and what are the effects of it if we eat the contaminated food.

How to keep food safe?

In here, there is 6 ways to keep your food safe from any bacteria:

1- "If you want clean food, you must be clean" Wash your hands thoroughly with soap: You may contaminate your own food by your own bacterias.

2- Separete raw and cooked foods: Try to not use the same knife or any other utensil for raw and cooked foods. When buying groceries, make sure that the two are in in separate bags. You can mix bacterias from one food to another.

3- Check if your food are well cooked: Make sure that that meats, seafood and vegetables are completly cooked. Bacterias can't live in food that are in extreme temperatures.

4- Keep food at safe temperatures: If you keep food in a place that bacterias can grow, the will develope bacterias after two hours it is prepared.

5- Use safe water: Like your hands, the food skin can get bacterias if is not washed, if you are not sure if the water work, you can boil it for 10 to 15 minutes.

6- Store your lefttovers in shallow containers and refrigarete within two hours: Again, bacterias cannot survive in extreme temperatures, in this casa, in cold temperatures.

What are the most common bacterias?

Bacterias are every, Some are good and some are bad, this ones are one of the most commons.

1- Salmonella Enteriditis

2- Listeria Monocytogenes

3- Escherichia

4- Clostridium Botolinum

5- Campylobacter

What are the symptoms?

Of course, The symptoms depends of the bacteria, but the most commons symptoms are diarrhea, nauseas, vomiting, abdominal pain, malaises and fever to metion few.

All the bacterias are bad?

Bacteria aren't all bad, in fact, we live because the good bacterias, some bacterias in your body help you to digest your food and fight invading microbes. Good Bacteria are used in making some of the diary products and medicine.

What are the food that are more common infected?

Mostly of the food can be infected by bacteria but one of the most common are food from animals, for example: Milk, cheese, eggs, pig, chicken, etc.

Some people are more likely to get more dangerous bacteria than the regular people?

Yes, the pregnant women, the elderly, and those weakened immune systems are at higher risk for severe infections, thats is why they should be more careful with what they eat.

What happen if I want to go to a restaurant?

The first step that you can do is choosing the restaurant with the better reputacion, if the inspectors have not close the place is that they haven't find anything suspicious. If you choice to go to a "Restaurant" with not clean atmosphera, probably the food will be like the restaurant look.

What happen if I don't have another choice and I go to a restaurant with low clean atmosphere?

Then, try to pick specific food with the lowest rate of contamination and ask if the food was cooked in the appropiated temperatures, for example: When ordering a hamburger, ask for it to be cooked to a temperature of 160ºF and send it back if it is still pink in the middle.

If I get the bacteria, I need to go to the hospital?

Only if you feel really sick, you will need to go to the hospital for an operation, but mostly of the bad bateria can be eliminated by using medicine, only you need first go with your doctor to know very well what bacteria you have and what you need to feel better.

You want to know more?

If you want to know more about food safety and bacteria, check this page:


http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/facts.html