Food Poisoning and allergic reactions

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Understanding Food Poisoning and Allergies

Types and Symptoms

Variety of Forms: Food poisoning and allergies affect individuals differently.

Symptoms: Common symptoms include stomach upset, diarrhoea, cramps, nausea, vomiting, and fever.


Fish and Shellfish: Improper storage or transport can lead to toxin accumulation, causing contamination.

Allergic Reactions: Peanuts, additives, and various substances can trigger severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.

Auto-Injectors for Allergies

Emergency Treatment: Individuals prone to severe allergic reactions often carry auto-injectors, such as Jext, Emerade, or EpiPen.

Preventing Cross-Contamination

Restaurant Precautions: Avoid cross-contact with allergens by ensuring food preparation areas and utensils are thoroughly cleaned.

Other Intolerances

Gluten and Lactose: Awareness of ingredients is crucial to prevent reactions in individuals with intolerances.

Causes of Contamination

Transport and Handling: Incorrect temperature control during transportation can lead to contamination, as well as exposure to external sources.

Refrigeration: Proper refrigeration is essential to inhibit bacterial growth.

Legal Responsibilities

Compliance: Those in the food industry must adhere to health and hygiene standards to ensure consumer safety.