Food, Drink & Lifestyle | Food | Food poisoning
Foodbourne illness is caused by consuming something that is contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites or harmful natural toxins. Symptoms include diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps. A bout of food poisoning can seriously derail your preparation, so it’s important to do all you can to avoid it. Things to consider, include:
If you are unfortunate enough to get food poisoning, it is important that you pay proper attention to your recovery. Sickness and diarrhoea can lead to severe dehydration and a loss of vital nutrients. It is important that you replace these as soon as possible, and contact your GP straight away for medical advice.