Bacterial Intoxication

This type of food poisoning intoxication can occur when the food eaten is contaminated with toxins (poison) or toxin producing bacteria.

Examples of bacteria which produce toxins are:
  • Staphylococcus aureus,
  • Clostridium botulinum,
  • Bacillus cereus (the most common found in cooked rice)
  • and many others.
The bacteria multiply in the food and by-product of this multiplication is toxin, the poison that causes illness.

The toxin producing bacteria can multiply in the food or in the body and not all toxins are destroyed by cooking.

The most common symptom od this intoxication is vomiting. As toxin enters into human body system, the body realizes that that is not good for it and vomits the poison out.

NOTE: Bacterial intoxication will typically have shorter incubation period than infection (with sudden onset), which usually only lasts one day and fever is rarely present.

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This type of food borne illness occur when the food eaten is contaminated with living pathogenic bacteria.

The amount and type of bacteria will determine the time for symptoms to appear. The bacteria will pass through your stomach and down into your lover intestine. It will embed themselves in the wall of the intestine and it will multiply.

Bacterial infection most often cause diarrhea (sometimes bloody), stomach cramps and fever. More FREE Recipes