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FOOD POISONING by: Nurul Syazwani Aqilah Muhamad Azmi Madihah Mohamad

What is food poisoning??:

What is food poisoning?? any i llness res ulting from the consumption of food There are two types of food poisoning: food infection and food intoxication . 1) Food infection refers to the presence of bacteria or other microbes which infect the body after consumption. 2) Food intoxication refers to the ingestion of toxins contained within the food, including bacterially produced exotoxins, which can happen even wh en the mic robe that produced the toxin is no longer present o r able to cau se infection

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In Malaysia, this phenomenon usually occur among pupils and students who eat foo d at the schools’ canteen This is due to irrespo nsible act of the canteen management that often neglect proper handling of food . In Negeri Sembilan (one of the states in Malaysia) 1024 cases has been reported from Jan. – Oct. this year.


Causes improper handling, preparation, or food storage. large variety of toxins that affect the environment chemicals pesticides or medicines in food and naturally toxic substances like poisonous mushrooms. Food that has been exposed to environment with temperature 30 degree Celcius

1) The main Bacterium:

1) The main Bacterium Campylobacter bacteria Found in raw chicken and meat and also in unpasteurised milk Vomitting, diarrhea, fever, blood in stool Symptoms appear after 2-5 days after consumption of the food

2) Other bacteria:

2) Other bacteria Escherichia coli bacillus cereus vibro cholera Yersinia enterocolitica Listeria monocytogenes Shigella sp Staphylococcus aureus Salmonella

Examples of food in Malaysia that prone to food poisoning:

Examples of food in Malaysia that prone to food poisoning Milk and dairy products such as cheese Coconut-milk-based food like nasi lemak Bread and traditional Malay kuih Raw meat or chicken


Symptoms Nausea Abdominal pain Vomiting Diarrhea Gastroenteritis Fever Headache Fatigue

Treatment :

Treatment The main treatment for food poisoning is putting fluids back in the body (rehydration) through an IV and by drinking. Do not eat solid food while nauseous or vomiting but drink plenty of fluids. Anti-vomiting and diarrhea medications


Prevention Proper handling, preparation and food storage Practice good hygiene like washing hands before eating and preparing food or properly wash the knife or cooking utensils before and after using them Do not expose the food-cover them properly Eat well-cooked food (salmonella can be killed in high temperature)



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