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What is food poisoning?

Food poisoning can occur when food is contaminated by a range of organisms including bacteria, viruses and parasites such as worms. While the effects of food poisoning may be mild (an upset stomach), in severe cases they can be life-threatening.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 31 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Obesity


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