Clostridium perfringens is when you don't cook or warm food
Foods Clostridium perfringens can be found in
- raw meat
How to prevent Clostridium perfringens
- Keep food warm
- heat up food when starts to go cold
- use a food thermometer
- serve meats right after cooking them
Interesting facts about Clostridium perfringens
- One of the most common food borne illnesses in United States.
- Most likely when food is prepared in large amounts (Hospitals, Nursing homes, School cafeterias, and prisons)
- The bacteria starts at "dead zone" (40 degrees F- 140 degrees F), cannot grow in freezer or refrigerator temperatures.
- Some symptoms are diarrhea and abdominal cramps (not fever or vomiting)