Food Poisoning

This video discusses Food Poisoning. The terms Food Poisoning and Food Spoilage are defined and the three types of Food Poisoning are mentioned.

This video discusses Food Poisoning. The terms Food Poisoning and Food Spoilage are defined and the three types of Food Poisoning are mentioned. 

The video above is an extract from the AIFS Food Safety Supervisor course, please visit the course page for more information.

More than 5 million people suffer from food-borne illnesses every year in Australia, and food poisoning accounts for an average of 120 deaths per annum. In many cases, the illness could have been avoided by following some simple rules. The purpose of this training program is to help you to understand what causes food poisoning and how it can be prevented – hopefully with the result of reducing the number of people that get sick from eating unsafe food.

Food spoilage is when food shows physical signs of deterioration. This may be milk smelling bad, or a bread going mouldy. But remember food spoilage is not always a sign that food poisoning will happen – In many cases food poisoning is caused by food that looks, smells and tastes ok. There are three types of contamination that may cause food poisoning or spoilage – these are biological, chemical and physical.