3-rx.comCustomer Support
HomeAbout UsFAQContactHelp
News Center
Health Centers
Medical Encyclopedia
Drugs & Medications
Diseases & Conditions
Medical Symptoms
Med. Tests & Exams
Surgery & Procedures
Injuries & Wounds
Diet & Nutrition
Special Topics

\"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

You are here : 3-RX.com > Medical Encyclopedia > Diet and Nutrition > Safe Food Handling: Functions and Sources
      Category : Health Centers > Food, Nutrition, and Metabolism

Safe Food Handling

Alternate Names : Food Safety, Food Sanitation and Hygiene

Safe Food Handling | Functions and Sources

What food source is the nutrient found in?

If not handled properly, many foods can become contaminated with germs and organisms that make people sick when the food is eaten. Experts estimate that between 6.5 and 33 million cases of food borne illness occur in the United States each year. Many reports go unreported because symptoms can often be mistaken for other health problems, such as the "flu".

How does the nutrient affect the body?

Symptoms of foodborne illness include:

  • fatigue
  • chills
  • mild fever
  • dizziness
  • headaches
  • upset stomach
  • People can have diarrhea with dehydration, severe cramps, vision problems and possibly even death in severe cases. Symptoms vary depending on the person and the type of foodborne illness. Types of foodborne illnesses include salmonella, clostridium perfringens, clostridium botulism and E. coli.

    Previous section


    Next section

    Safe Food Handling: Overview & Description


    Author: Clare Armstrong, MS, RD
    Reviewer: Kimberly A. Tessmer, RD, LD
    Date Reviewed: 04/06/01

    \"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

    Home | About Us | FAQ | Contact | Advertising Policy | Privacy Policy | Bookmark Site