Consumers can reduce the risk of being exposed to food contaminants by following the recommendations below. Choose your food wisely, especially meat and seafood. Buy from a store or location that is safe and reliable.
Keep raw foods such as meat, poultry, fish and shellfish away from ready-to-eat foods. To prevent cross-contamination.
Always wash your hands with clean water or soap before and after preparing ingredients, cooking and using the bathroom.
Also, utensils such as cutting boards and other equipment should be cleaned with hot water mixed with dishwashing liquid. In order to kill germs that may accumulate.
Thaw food in the refrigerator compartment. It will melt slowly, but it is the safest method. And do not leave the food at room temperature. If the food is defrosted in the microwave , when it is well defrosted, it should be immediately cooked.
Cook with proper heat. A thermometer may be used to measure the temperature in food.
Leaving food at room temperature for long periods of time can lead to bacteria and toxins that cannot be destroyed by cooking, so if it is suspected that food may be prepared, served and stored in unsafe ways. To throw away the food immediately.
Not tasting suspicious food While food looks appetizing, it can be harmful to the body.
Refrigerate or freeze any perishable food within 2 hours of choosing to purchase or preparing food.
And put the perishable food in the refrigerator within 1 hour if the room temperature is higher than 32 degrees Celsius•
Always use a medium spoon when sharing meals with others. And do not share personal things with others, such as utensils, glasses, straws, etc.
If you have to eat out Choose a restaurant that is clean and safe. Including food operators have good hygiene.
Avoid eating raw or lightly cooked foods.
such as meat and chicken. Including chilled minced meat and processed meat dishes.
Avoid eating raw or undercooked foods, such as raw fish, oysters, mussels, scallops, and scallops, eggs, or egg-based foods like cookies. Flour Homemade ice cream, etc.
Avoid eating raw plant saplings such as sprouts, radish sprouts. Sunflower seedlings, etc.
Avoid drinking juice, cider, milk, or unpasteurized dairy products, especially soft cheeses like feta cheese. Brie and Camembert, blue cheese and unpasteurized cheeses.’
Symptoms after eating food contaminants
Food contaminants not only cause food poisoning that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, or parasitic infection. But it can result in long-term health problems such as cancer and neurological disorders.
Especially if vomiting frequently Vomiting blood or bloody stools, diarrhea for more than 3 days, severe abdominal pain.
Having a temperature in the mouth above 38 ° C, including signs of dehydration. Such as severe thirst, dry mouth, little or no urination, very weak, dizziness and lightheadedness. If you were feeling unconscious. Or have a blurred vision of the nervous system Muscle weakness and there is sensitivity or pain like a needle stabbed in the arm. Should seek medical attention For urgent diagnosis and treatment.
Contamination in food is something that can be found in everyday life. This can cause food poisoning and can lead to other health problems as well. So consumers should eat carefully. In order not to have a negative effect on their own health.