Illness usually lasts up to 36 hours and can take up to 5 hours to develop.
This bacteria doesn't grow in the body or on food but can enter the body through crosscontamination. It is found in raw poultry, raw meat and unpasteurised milk. However it can also because by contact with animals.To prevent illness food should be cooked properly. Avoid contamination ready to eat foods withraw poultry or meat. And also to wash hands after dealing with animals of any sort and stopanimals from coming into contact with food.Illness can last up to 7 days and can take up to 10 days to develop.
Escherichia Coli 0157 (E. coli)
E. coli comes in many forms and not all are harmful but this particular type is most commonlyrelated to cross contamination between raw and cooked foods.To prevent illness hands should be washed thoroughly between handling raw meats and cookedmeats. Meat should be thoroughly cooked.Illness can last up to 2 weeks, sometimes longer if serious illness occurs. It takes up to 14 days todevelop.
Clostridium Perfringens can be found in raw meat and also in animal faeces, insects, soil and dust.Food should be cooked thoroughly then kept hot or chilled down rapidly and stored correctly, thenreheated no more than once.Illness lasts up to 48 hours and can takeup to 22 hours to develop.
This type of bacteria is very rare but is usually found in improperly processed tinned food. It takesextremely high temperatures to kill this bacteria. It is found in soil, meat, fish and vegetables.To prevent illness ensure food is properly processed and to avoid eating damaged tinned goods.Illness can last up to 8 months, it can take up to 8 days to develop.
Listeria can be found in many places
not necessarily food, but food that has be found to contain the bacteria are soft cheeses, unpasteurised milk and meat based pate. It can slowly grow even at lowtemperatures.To prevent illness food should be stored properly and used with the use by date.