Foodborne Diseases

Foodborne Diseases are a reality that many people do not know, in 2015, 600 million people in the world were suffered by ETA, as a result, unfortunately died 420,000; in this article we will know a little of this theme, which are exactly and what are the ways to avoid them.

Are solid, natural, prepared or beverages, such as water, food, can lead to aliments can used by pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, or chemical components that are found in its composition.

We have to know that the pathogens are microorganisms that can be found in food and that these same entering our body causing these diseases, these pathogens get to the food by pollutants.

There are three types of pollutants: biological agents, chemical agents and physical agents.

Biological agents: bacteria, toxins, fungi, parasites and viruses.

Chemicals: fertilizers, pesticides, bleach, detergent, etc.

Physical agents: glass, metal, nails, hairs, etc.

When food comes into contact with any of these agents, the likelihood of contamination is very high, fortunately there are actions to prevent the spread of these harmful pathogens, some of them are:}

When you travel abroad

• Drink only potable water. If you have any doubts of its purity, use bottled water

• Avoid consuming ice made with tap water

• Prefer vegetables, fish and cooked seafood

• Purchase your food only in local set not with the street commerce

• Wash your hands often, with soap and water, especially before eating, handling food or after going to the bathroom

General recommendations

• Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before eating, when preparing food, and after going to the bathroom or move to a nursing infant

• Handle separately the raw food (meat, fish, seafood, vegetables) of other products, to avoid cross-contamination

• Consuming well-cooked food, especially meat, chicken, eggs, fish and shellfish

• Eat cooked fruits, and vegetables that grow close to the ground

• Keep food at safe temperature (refrigerated products are less than 5 ° and the hot dishes more than 65º)

• Do not eat home-made mayonnaise (because of the raw egg)

• Buy and consume food only in areas authorized by Health Departments.

• Use only potable water. If there is not, to be boiled at least 3 minutes and leave to cool

• Clean and disinfect countertops and spaces where food is prepared

• Maintain clean bathrooms and kitchens

In San Juan Agroexport we have measures of food security and safety to ensure that our foods do not have chemical contamination, we have a variety of vegetables, conventional and organic have certifications the world for your safety and the safety of your family, always remember to take into account at all times the above-mentioned recommendations when cooking your food, don't forget to follow the instructions for handling and preparation as indicated in the labels of the products you consume.

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