Clostridium perfringens

Clostridium perfringens is when you don't cook or warm food

Foods Clostridium perfringens can be found in

  • raw meat
  • poultry
  • gravies

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)