Infections from Food
There are microbes in and on food. Most of them are harmless. We even have microbes in our intestines to help us digest food. There are some dangerous microbes that can get into our food. If you eat foods with these microbes growing in them, you can become sick with vomiting and diarrhea. Freezing and cooking food will usually kill the microbes or stop them from growing. Foods should always be stored at the right temperature. Some foods, like milk, eggs, meat, poultry, fish and mayonnaise, need special attention with cooking and storing in order to prevent infection.
To keep from getting an infection from your food, you should follow these rules: