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Why Food Test Is So Important?



Foodborne bacteria can cause all sorts of problems. “Food poisoning” can foster mild to severe stomach discomfort, major gastrointestinal distress, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, hospitalization and even death. Salmonella is most widely contracted from the ingestion of contaminated poultry meat but can be found in any raw meat, some dairy products, yeast and even coconuts. E coli can be particularly dangerous. Campylobacter has been identified as the #1 bacterial cause of foodborne illness in the United States. It’s most commonly found in raw poultry, meat, and raw juices. While the food processing industry tries to identify and remove these toxic pathogens at several stages they are not always successful. It’s not just food that can harbor these bacteria but also food handling and preparation areas as well.