What Is Food Poisoning

What Is Food Poisoning


>>MARCI: Hi, it’s Marci again with another
little video segment on Food Safety. I hope you enjoy it.>>SUNG: Pathogenic bacteria make you sick. These are the ones that are the dangerous
ones. Those are the ones like Salmonella, E-Coli,
Botulinum, and so forth. So, not all bacteria are bad; however, we
do need to understand how to control the bad ones. Now as far as the bad ones go, they can cause
people to get sick through what is known as a foodborne infection ,or they can cause you
to get sick through another way which is another method which is foodborne intoxication. In a foodborne infection here’s what’s going
on: You have somehow allowed living bacteria to multiply rapidly in your food, ingested
that, your system was not strong enough to kill them, now they’re multiplying inside
of you. This takes time. Depending on the individual, it may take half
a day. It may take a day. In certain bacterial cases it may take several
weeks before you feel the effects. Viruses also cause infections, and the same
thing with viruses. If you take in a virus, it may take several
days or even much longer before you feel the effects. Parasites work this way as well. You may ingest the food and you may be ingesting
a parasite in a larval stage which you didn’t see, or they could actually be pieces of large
ones that you just didn’t happen to notice and the food was not cooked to a high enough
temperature to destroy these living creatures. You ingest it. Now your system inside has everything they
like and they start to multiply within you and then eventually you start to get sick. So that is how foodborne infections work. And you can see that since the problem is
a live bacteria, or a live virus, or a parasite, the best control method would be what? That’s right: to cook it to the proper temperature
so you can kill or destroy the organism. Now that is different than a foodborne intoxication. In an intoxication the reason the individual
is getting sick is not from the living creature, but from the poisonous toxins that were produced
in the food. And this could have been, for example, the
food sitting out at room temperature too long, bacteria is multiplying. We come and take that food and cook it to
the proper temperature, so we kill the bacteria; however, the poisonous toxins still remain,
and then we ingest it, and toxins, like any poison, when your body takes it in, it doesn’t
like it, so it will try to get rid of it, and unfortunately when your body takes in
poisons there’s only two ways it’s coming out… that way and the other way. Which is why when you get sick from eating
food oftentimes you don’t know which way you gotta turn, ’cause it’s happening as fast
as the body can get rid of it. Alright? I don’t want to get too descriptive but you
guys have been there and you know what I’m talking about. Alright? So, and then there are other bacteria that
do a combination where it’s an infection/intoxication. What that means is, for example with E-Coli,
you ingest the food which has the living E-Coli, and as they’re in your system multiplying,
they produce these poisons into your bloodstream, and it’s actually the poisons, the toxins,
that are going to make you sick; however, the bacteria’s still alive because we didn’t
cook it to the proper temperature. So it’s an infection/intoxication combination. Okay? What this means is: I cannot see what’s going
on in my food with these guys, I just have to do the proper food handling procedure every
single time.>>MARCI: AAA Food Handler Training School
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