Monday, March 20, 2017
ILOILO City – Since January this year, the City Health Office (CHO) has not monitored any case of food poisoning. But it is not leaving anything to chance.
CHO assistant chief Dr. Mae Delmo urged Ilonggos to be cautious, most especially this summer when many towns and villages celebrate fiestas.
Among the common signs of food poisoning are diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
“Food poisoning can be detected eight hours after eating contaminated food,” said Delmo.
Right after the early signs manifest, bring the patient to the doctor, she stressed.
Delmo also emphasized the importance of hygienic food preparation.
“To those preparing food during fiestas, use clean water and ingredients to avoid contamination,” she said.
Food with ingredients like tomato sauce, pineapple and banana are prone to contamination, revealed Delmo.
“Before covering newly-cooked food, let it cool down first. Also, eat the food within four to six hours after cooking to make sure it is not contaminated with bacteria,” she added./PN