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What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning is an illness by eating contaminated food. Poisoning bacteria stick to the intestine.
What are the symptoms of food poisoning? (4)
What is the delay after someone eats the poisoning bacteria before the symptoms begin?
It is called the incubation period
Name foods that are particularly vulnerable to contamination if not handles, stored or cooked properly? (5)
Raw meat and poultry
'ready to eat'
Give 3 examples of 'ready to eat' foods
Pate, Cooked sliced meats and pre-packed sandwiches
Define the term food poisoning
Food poisoning is an illness that occurs usually between 1 and 36 hours after eating contaminated or poisoned food.
what is the 'Danger Zone' on the temperature?
5 to 63
Cook foods to above?
70 for 2 mins
Hot hot foods?
0 to 5
Freeze foods below?
What is the temperature bacteria like best?
37, the same as the human body
what temperate do bacteria start to die?
In boiling water how long would it take to kill the bacteria?
In cold temperatures what happens to the bacteria?
The bacteria slows down but is not killed.
What conditions do the bacteria like? (4)
Warmth (37 optimum for growth)