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10 Not-So-Fun-Facts About Food Poisoning


Stop! Before you gobble down that block of cheese or that questionable carton of eggs in your refrigerator, you might want to consider the consequences.

Food poisoning is caused by nasty bacteria that develops on food—the aftermath of which is typically abdominal cramps, gas, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting—that lasts until the “evil” food is eradicated from the body.

I know it’s unpleasant, but we need to talk about the not-so-fun-facts about food poisoning…

1. Causes of Food Borne Illness

Various forms of food poisoning infect millions of Americans every year. Food borne disease occurs when we consume toxins in food (usually a bacterium, virus, or parasite), which cause upset in the gastrointestinal tract.

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