Wednesday, April 01, 2009

FYI: Salmonella

Salmonella are a group of different strains of bacteria that can contaminate almost any food, causing diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. Scientists are still learning why the microbes are so problematic. One reason is that they have evolved tricks to get around the human immune system.

Foods to stay away from:
Lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, peanut butter and now pistachios.

Our best defenses

* Don't eat raw or undercooked eggs, poultry or other meat. Pink in the middle? You're at risk.
* Uncooked meats should be kept separate from produce, cooked foods and ready-to-eat foods.
* Hands, cutting boards, counters, knives and other utensils should be washed thoroughly after touching uncooked foods. Hands should be washed before handling food, and between handling different food items.

Another lesser known source of contamination:

Pets. Reptiles, including turtles, are prone to pack salmonella on their skin. Ducklings, birds and chicks can pack it in their intestines and infect their surroundings. Children can be exposed to the bacteria by simply holding, cuddling, or kissing the birds!

Information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States of America. Click here for more.


pehpot Wednesday, April 01, 2009 6:20:00 PM  

ay serious ba un? naku sabi ko na nga ba mali ang basa ko LOL

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amiable amy Wednesday, April 01, 2009 11:38:00 PM  

thanks for this info mommy Niko, galing talaga research mo ah...

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Ibyang Thursday, April 02, 2009 5:41:00 AM  

thanks for sharing this.

favorite ko pa naman ang peanut butter and pistachio nuts

pehpot Thursday, April 02, 2009 9:13:00 AM  

girl wag ka din gagamit ng wooden chopping board lalo na pag hihiwa ka ng chicken, use plastic chopping board instead.

ung sa ec top droppers madali lang, copy mo lang mga cards nung droppers mo tas upload mo na piliin mo lang ung none sa choose lay out.. tas bahala ka na ikot ikot nung post mo.. tapos i center mo na lang pag tabi tabi na sila hehe

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Meryl (proud pinay) Thursday, April 02, 2009 12:24:00 PM  

hi sis, thanks for sharing this ...marami bang naapektuhan ng salmonella sa pinas?

Clarissa Thursday, April 02, 2009 12:27:00 PM  

Thanks for posting this informative post,Niko.

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