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Prevent Illness From Clostridium perfringens
Clostridium perfringens is an anaerobic gram-positive spore-forming bacillus associated with acute gastrointestinal infections ranging in severity from diarrhea to necrotizing enterocolitis and myonecrosis in humans. This pathogen posses an arsenal toxins responsible for disease pathogenesis and can form spores resistant to environmental stress.
Type A and Type C toxins are known to cause human disease. Type A is responsible for most C. perfringens associated food poisoning and non-foodborne diarrheal disease.
Fruit and Vegetable Safety
What you need to know:
- Sometimes, raw fruits and vegetables contain harmful germs that can make you and your family sick, such as Salmonella, e. coli, and Listeria
- The safest produce to eat is cooked; the safest is washed.
- Wash fruits and vegetables under running water – even if you do not plan to eat the peel.
Eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables gives many health benefits. But it is important to select and prepare them safely.
Food Safety 101: 4 Steps to Food Safety
Following four simple steps can help to prevent food poisoning – Clean , Separate, Cook, and Chill – can help protect you and your loved ones from food poisoning.
This article provides useful information describing how each
of these steps are beneficial .