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Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram-positive coccus that forms “grape-like” clusters of cells. It is also known for the “golden” appearance of its colonies, which is produced by a protective carotenoid pigment called Staphyloxanthin (Clanditz et al., 2006). S. aureus is an opportunistic pathogen with many toxins and virulence factors at its disposal.
The Most Common Causes of Food Poisoning (and How to Treat It)
When the weather warms up, is there any lunch better than a picnic lunch? Ice-cold drinks, homemade sandwiches, and creamy potato salad, enjoyed for hours in the sunshine ... wait. How long has that potato salad been sitting there in the sun? Sadly, warmer weather also means more opportunities for the bacteria and viruses that cause foodborne illnesses to thrive on food that has been improperly prepared or stored. From shellfish to undercooked poultry, here are the most common food poisoning...
5 Signs Your Pork Has Gone Bad | Livestrong.com
Bacteria from spoiled pork can cause food poisoning, which produces symptoms such as diarrhea, stomach pain, cramping, nausea and vomiting. The symptoms can take one to three days to occur. Fresh pork can be a healthy addition to your diet. A 3.5-ounce serving of lean pork contains 190 calories and 5 grams of fat. Lean pork is also an excellent...
How to Know If Frozen Chicken Is Bad
Spoiled chicken is unsafe to eat and can contain harmful bacteria, such as E-coli and salomonella, which can cause food poisoning and even death. While storing food in the freezer keeps it safe for longer periods of time, it can still expire and become unsafe for consumption. Learning how to tell if frozen chicken has gone bad or expired is vital...
Disturbing Facts About Spinach And Other Leafy Vegetables - Inminutes Magazine
Disturbing Facts About Spinach And Other Leafy Vegetables - I’m sure it is such a shock for all spinach lovers out there, but it was proven that even prewashed spinach can carry dangerous bacteria like E, coli, according to the Center Of Disease Control about 48 American suffer from food poisoning every year and more than half of those cases are...