Food and beverage safety is something that most don’t think much about but it plays an important role in doing away with preventable diseases.
Food is an integral part of our daily lives and for some, eating out is a daily occurrence. Let’s face it, eating out is convenient and there’s no pesky washing up to do afterwards. However, eating out has its perils as well.
Along with not fully knowing what goes into your food, how safe do you think your food is? The outbreak of typhoid fever stemming from a myriad of sources such as untreated water, unvaccinated food workers, poor sanitation and more is more common than one thinks. Foodborne illnesses or food poisoning are caused by germs such as Listeria, Norovirus, E.coli, Campylobacter and Salmonella.
Symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal pain and headache. Complications from food poisoning range from mild discomfort to dehydration which may require hospitalisation.