The definition of food hygiene is
The cost of food poisoning and poor hygiene
A UK Advisory Committee stated that Food Poisoning is:
Any disease of an infectious or toxic nature caused by or thought to be caused by the consumption of food and water.
Common Symptoms of Food Poisoning
Causes of food poisoning
Only grow in a living cell. Found commonly in shellfish, due to their culture in sewage water. They are very small and can only be seen under an electron microscope. They remain infectious in chilled or frozen foods.
Bacteria are essential to life, often referred to as germs they are found everywhere, including on and in man. However, two types create problems in the food industry.
Factors influencing bacterial growth
Foods involved in Bacterial Food Poisoning:
Foods which are moist and have a high protein content. They are also intended for consumption without further cooking
Examples of High-Risk Foods
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