World Food Safety Day 2022: Today (June 7) ‘World Food Safety Day’ is celebrated all over the world. World Food Safety Day is observed every year to help prevent, detect and manage food risks. Whatever you eat, it is very important to be clean, hygienic, fresh and nutritious. This will keep your overall health better for a long life. You can avoid food poisoning like foodborne disease. Every year under a special theme, people’s attention is drawn towards this, they are made aware. The theme of this year’s ‘World Food Safety Day’ is ‘Safer Food, Better’ Health. That is to say, the more safe, clean and healthy you eat, the better your health will remain.
People of all ages should take special care of their diet. Especially, during the summer, the risk of foodborne diseases is high, in which food poisoning is a very common problem. Let us know what is food poisoning and how are its symptoms visible.
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What is foodborne disease
Foodborne diseases occur when you consume contaminated food or water, fluids. Many different disease-causing microbes or pathogens can contaminate foods, so do a variety of foodborne illnesses. Most foodborne diseases are infections caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites. Unsafe foods cause many diseases and contribute to poor health conditions, such as poor growth, micronutrient deficiencies, non-communicable or communicable diseases and mental illness, etc.
what is food poisoning
healthline According to a report published in, the food-borne illness itself is commonly called food poisoning. It is caused by eating contaminated, spoiled or toxic food. The most common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Every year millions of people around the world suffer from some form of food poisoning. If it is not treated at the right time, a person’s life can also be lost. The problem of food poisoning also ends on the basis of the source of the infection. Sometimes it can be cured in a day, sometimes it takes from 1 week to 8 weeks. Some cases even get better without treatment.
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due to food poisoning
Most food poisonings are caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses. All these types of pathogens are present in every food item that we eat. However, when the food is cooked, the heat kills all the pathogens present in the food. Generally, the possibility of food poisoning is highest due to consumption of raw foods. Some bacteria like E.coli, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes etc. and viruses like Norovirus, Rotavirus, Hepatitis A virus etc. also cause food poisoning.
symptoms of food poisoning
Symptoms can also vary depending on the source of the food poisoning infection. Common cases of food poisoning usually include the following symptoms-
abdominal pain, cramps
loss of appetite
having a headache
Severe symptoms of food poisoning can be as follows:
Diarrhea that lasts for more than 3 days.
Have a fever over 102°F.
Difficulty seeing or speaking.
Severe symptoms of dehydration, including dry mouth, decreased urination.
Bleeding while urinating.
food poisoning treatment
If severe symptoms are not visible, then treatment of food poisoning is possible even at home. For this you have to keep yourself hydrated. Drink sports drinks rich in electrolytes. By drinking coconut water, fresh fruits of fruits, carbohydrates remain in the body and fatigue is removed. Avoid caffeine consumption during this time. Drink herbal tea, which contains chamomile, peppermint, dandelion herb. All these help in improving the upset stomach, unhealthy digestive tract. Take the medicines prescribed by the doctor at the right time. Do not take medicine on your own in case of diarrhea, vomiting, but consult a doctor. Eat light, digestible food cooked at home. Dairy products like milk, cheese, fatty foods, fried foods, spicy foods, sugary foods, alcohol, caffeine, take rest as much as possible.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 07, 2022, 09:03 IST