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What are the causes of food poisoning in restaurants?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
E 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 fever, and can be deadly in weakened people like children, the elderly, and those with other diseases.

Unlike many other diseases, foodborne illness is entirely preventable. If those dangerous bacteria were purple colored, restaurants would clean better, because people would see purple stains all over their food and around the restaurant. But because they're invisible, restaurants are getting away with murder.

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