Food poisoning

Food poisoning is defined as any disease of an infectious or toxic nature caused by the consumption of food or drink. The term is most often used to describe the illness, usually diarrhea or vomiting caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites. Very occasionally poisoning are caused by chemicals. Most of the food poisoning incidents take place in the kitchen. The main reason is the negligence of cooks while preparing food. In truth, incidents related to food poisoning can easily be averted if some precautions are taken at the home front only. Infants, children and elderly people have a higher risk for food poisoning, as their immunity is generally lesser as compared to mature adults. You are at greatest risk if you are diabetic, have kidney disease, and a weak immune system. Some types of food poisoning can produce symptoms within a few hours of the contaminated food being eaten, whilst others may not occur for some days.