Reading Time: 4 minutes Foodborne illness can be mild with a running tummy to severe dehydration causing hospitalizations. Exposure to toxins from bacteria can cause death.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Clostridium perfringens is a bacterium that produces toxins harmful to humans. It is a spore-forming gram-positive bacteria that can be found in the intestines of mammals and is commonly found in raw meats. This bacterium is also found throughout the environment, and not surprisingly also in sewage.
Reading Time: 3 minutes How does knowing this reduce the risk of food poisoning? By knowing these factors, we can begin to understand why bacteria grow in our foods.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Listeria species are most infamous for surviving and even growing well in refrigeration temperature ranges.