foodborne illness

Dealing with foodborne illness is no picnic

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Mother Nature has been serving up a good dose of sunshine and warm temperatures, which is perfect for picnics, family reunions and backyard barbeques. These ideal weather conditions help make these events more enjoyable, but there is one downside- bacteria can rapidly multiply in the hot summer sun, which can put quite a damper on an otherwise good time. 

Foodborne bacteria can cause illness within as little as 20 minutes or up to three days of eating contaminated food. Symptoms can include vomiting; diarrhea; abdominal pain; and flu-like symptoms, such as fever, headache, and body aches.