Food poisoning and effective refrigeration - Rotovirus and Hepatitis A

Which diseases can be caused by neglecting cold storage?

cold storageThere are two deadly diseases that can be spurned by poor refirgeration methods: Rotavirus and Heptitis: both Rotavirus and Hepatitis A can cause more serious symptoms – especially Rotavirus,

Food exposed to bad refrigeration methods - such as too many foodstuffs being stored in a refigerated container unit or the wrong foodstuffs being stored together (causing cross contamination) can caurese moderate or very serious illness.

Hepatitis A: Causes moderate illness with almost immediate onset of fever, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and feeling of tiredness followed by jaundice. Jaundice is a yellowing of the eyes or skin. Symptoms usually last less than two months, but can be prolonged or relapse for up to six months. It is transmitted from person to person by faecal contamination of food.

Rotavirus: Bad temperature controld storage methods and poor hygiene can cause more serious forms of food poisoning. Rotavirus causes moderate to severe illness with vomiting followed by watery diarrhoea and fever. It is the most common cause of food poisoning in infants and children and is transmitted from person to person by faecal contamination of food and shared play areas. Personal hygiene - if performed well - can therefore prevent this.

Bacteria causes food poisoning in two different ways. Sometimes it infects the intestines, causing inflammation and difficulty absorbing nutrients and water, leading to diarrhoea. Other bacteria produce chemicals in foods (known as toxins) that are poisonous to the human digestive system. When eaten, these chemicals can lead to nausea and vomiting, kidney failure, and even death.

For more information about effective cold storage, visit cold storage specialists in Ireland CRS.

Published on 22/08/2011

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