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(i) What is meant by 'food poisoning'? What is its cause?

(ii) Write the symptoms of food poisoning.

(iii) Name two examples of bacteria which cause food poisoning.

Asked by Topperlearning User 4th June 2014, 1:23 PM
Answered by Expert
(i) The disease caused due to the presence of a large number of micro-organisms (like bacteria and fungi) in the food, or due to the presence of toxic substances in food, formed by the action of micro-organisms, is called food poisoning. Food poisoning occurs due to the consumption of food spoilt by some micro-organisms.

(ii) The major symptoms of food poisoning are: Vomiting, Diarrhoea (Loose motions), Pain in abdomen, headache and fever.

(iii) The two most common examples of bacteria which cause food poisoning are bacteria Salmonella and bacteria Clostridium botulinum.
Answered by Expert 4th June 2014, 3:23 PM
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