Food Poisoning Causes
- Q Why is there more food poisoning during the summer?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyEveryone dreads getting shot down by a nasty bout of food poisoning. And during hot summer months, there is more food poisoning. The scene of the crime is usually outdoors since bacteria grow fastest at temperatures above 90 degrees. Plus picnic and... Full Answer
- Q What can cause food borne illnesses?
Dr. Michael T Murray, Naturopathic MedicineMore than 250 different organisms have been documented as being capable of causing food borne illness, including a variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites. However, poisoning can also occur due to ingestion of harmful toxins or chemicals from... Full Answer
- Q What is aflatoxin?
Aflatoxin is a harmful substance made by certain types of mold (Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus) that is often found on poorly stored grains and nuts. Consumption of foods contaminated with aflatoxin is a risk factor for primary liver... Full Answer
- Q What are the causes of food poisoning in restaurants?
Dr. Arthur Perry, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryE coli cases are often caused by food workers not washing their hands after going to the bathroom. And Salmonella cases commonly result from placing cooked food on surfaces where raw chicken sat. Both of these bacteria can cause severe diarrhea and... Full Answer