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Jamaican Food poisoning is a serious threat when preparing Jamaican recipes. Preparing Jamaican food recipes requires great care and above all cleanliness. There are different degrees of food poisoning each with unique symptoms and every cook, chef and housewife should read this article and learn to prepare great Jamaican food recipes for their guests in a clean environment to prevent them from becoming Jamaican food poisoned.

Jamaican Food poisoning can lead to vomiting, followed by diarrhea. This can also be accompanied by terrible cramps in  the stomach. Food poisoning is a common illness caused by various factors, including infectious organisms in some raw, undercooked or improperly stored Jamaican foods, Jamaican foods laced with pesticides or cooked in unclean water, or otherwise contaminated. Symptoms of Jamaican food poisoning vary but the commonest are vomiting, abdominal pains/cramps, headaches, nausea and fever.

Nutritionists cite that other symptoms of Jamaican food poisoning include itching, bumpy skin, partial paralysis with numbing, feeble pulse, restlessness and anemia. Even when Jamaican foods are cooked properly it's possible to get food poisoning. This is because some bacteria and other microbes produce toxins that are not destroyed by cooking Jamaican recipes. However, it all boils down to cleanliness in preparing Jamaican food recipes. A very important preventative factor is washing the hands properly before cooking and also washing the Jamaican food to clean it of germs and pesticides. Jamaican food should not be kept in an in-between condition. Keep cold Jamaican foods cold and hot Jamaican foods hot. Jamaican ackee as a prime culprit of Jamaican food poisoning when it's not cooked properly or is cooked when not ripe.

Jamaican ackee poisoning is an acute and frequently fatal vomiting disease associated with the nervous system caused by eating unripe Jamaican ackee fruit. Jamaican foods that carry a lot of moisture are also prime breeding grounds for bacteria – Jamaican seafood’s, Jamaican milk, chicken, mayonnaise, cheese and butter, for example. People sometimes opt for canned Jamaican foods either because they are tasty or because they believe canned Jamaican foods are well preserved. This may not always be true, if Jamaican foods that are to be canned are not processed properly they will cause food poisoning.

The par-processed Jamaican food will remain in the can for many months and during this time the bacteria gets enough time to multiply and produce toxins. The companies that manufacture food sold in our Jamaican Food Store have been approved by the FDA and have gone through the rigors of standard testing in both the USA and Jamaica.

When preparing Jamaican recipes follow these instructions to assist in preventing Jamaican food poisoning:

 1.      Don't use dirty water to wash produce, prepare Jamaican food and make ice. Boil water to be on the safe side.

2.      Don't use Jamaican foods with mildew, moulds and a musty odor.

3.      Don't keep pets in the kitchen. Wash your hands after playing with them when you go to prepare Jamaican food recipes.

4.      Don't prepare Jamaican food recipes if you are feeling sick, suffering from diarrhea, colds, fever and if you are coughing and sneezing, or if you have sores, skin rashes and open cuts.

5.      Don't handle Jamaican foods if you have not washed your hands after using the toilet, handling your hair or blowing your nose.

6.      Don't use the same cutting board to cut Jamaican meat, Jamaican bread and Jamaican vegetables. To prevent cross-contamination use separate cutting boards.

7.      Don't store cleaning supplies with Jamaican food. Label bottles clearly.

8.      Don't buy Jamaican foods with poor color, bad odor and insect bites or Jamaican food in dented, swollen or rusty cans.

9.      Don't use dish towels or the apron to wipe hands, face or to clean the kitchen counter when preparing Jamaican food recipes.

10.  Don't wear long nails when preparing Jamaican food recipe.

11.  Don't thaw Jamaican foods for hours outside the refrigerator.

12.  Don't taste from the spoon/ fork you are using in the pot to cook or prepare Jamaican recipes.

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