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Clostridium

November 18, 2016   /

Clostridium

Where is it found? 

Found in:

  • Cooked poultry
  • Meats not cooked well enough
  • Meats kept at the wrong temperature

What are the symptoms?
Illness develops 8-22 hours after eating and lasts for 24 hours. It can take up to 1-2 weeks to fully recover.

Symptoms include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How can I prevent it?
To prevent:

  • Reheat all leftovers thoroughly before heating
  • Cook all of your food long enough and at high enough temperatures
  • Cool food in the refrigerator

 

Reference

Spears MC, Gregoire MB. Foodservice Organizations. 5th ed.Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall; 2004.