Food poisoning, also known as food infectious diseases, is a common disease, but it is often painful and sometimes even life-threatening.
After people are infected by foodborne microorganisms, they may not have discomfort symptoms or only slight gastrointestinal discomfort. However, dehydration and diarrhea may also occur in severe cases.
Depending on the type of infection, food poisoning can even lead to death. Therefore, it is particularly important to take actions to prevent food poisoning.
Follow the following methods to avoid being harmed by these microorganisms hidden in food.
1. Please make sure that animal foods (meat, dairy products, eggs) have been cooked fully or sterilized;
2. Avoid eating raw or spoiled meat and eggs, and check whether they have expired before purchasing and preparing for cooking.
3. When purchasing and cooking fish and shrimps, confirm their freshness again and again;
4. Avoid the juice of raw meat, fish, shrimp and eggs from polluting other foods;
5. Don’t store eggs, meat, seafood and milk at room temperature for too long, please get into the habit of putting them back in the refrigerator when they are used up.
6. After handling raw meat, seafood and eggs, don’t forget to clean the chopping board and knives, and of course your hands.
7. Don’t thaw food at room temperature. You can thaw them in the refrigerator’s refrigerator compartment. In addition, completely thawed food is not suitable to be put into the freezer compartment.
8. Set the temperature of the refrigerating compartment of the refrigerator below 4 degrees, while the temperature of the freezing compartment needs to be below-18 degrees;
9. Clean fruits and vegetables carefully and thoroughly, especially when you want to eat salads, which are not cooked.
10. If you want to make some canned food at home, keep your hands, tableware and workbench clean, and at the same time be sure to pay attention to the storage conditions of food.
11. If you have diarrhea or vomiting symptoms, please don’t prepare food for others, especially infants, the elderly and other people with weak immune function. Because they are more vulnerable to infection.
12. Please wash your hands with soap solution in time after coming into contact with reptiles (such as turtles), birds (various birds, chickens and ducks) or handling human or animal excreta.
13. Breastfeed your child if you can. Breastfeeding is the safest food for babies. Breastfeeding may help your child prevent many food-borne diseases and even other health problems.
14. For high-risk groups, such as pregnant women, people with poor immune function, infants and the elderly, be sure to heat them thoroughly when eating overnight meals or fast food (such as sandwiches) and cold chain food (boxed meals in convenience stores).