Cookies and crackers may carry salmonella
- Salmonella is a bacteria
- It causes fever, diarrhea
- Between twelve to 72 hours after infection, it can lead to abdominal cramps.
- Salmonella infection can be severe resulting to a spread of infection from the intestines to the blood stream up to other body parts.
- It may lead to death.
- Investigate salmonella in dry foods or low-water-activity
- To determine how long bacteria that causes food borne illness can survive in certain foods.
- Those with impaired immune systems and
- The elderly
- Contaminated water (especially contamination with animal feces)
- Animal food sources; (poultry, fish, eggs beef, milk,)
- Processed foods, vegetables, and fruits and can carry the bacteria.
- Food in a refrigerator, shopping cart, or surfaces may be contaminated by blood, water or other drippings from raw meat or poultry products during preparation.
- During the preparation of raw meat, the use of cutting boards or knife may lead to contamination if not properly washed.
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