What is Salmonella?
Salmonellosis is one of the most common intestinal infectious diseases transmitted by food and caused by Salmonella bacteria.
Salmonella infection sources, Food
The source of Salmonella infection is through the consumption of contaminated food from animals such as chickens, cows, turtles and lizards, so may appear in foods derived from the above such as raw eggs, poultry or beef,or due to the intake of food contaminated with faeces from animals affected by the disease.
Salmonella bacteria affect more during the summer months, as heat encourages bacteria to proliferate more easily.
What are the symptoms of salmonella?
Among its characteristic symptoms is fever, accompanied by a severe headache, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, sometimeseven with blood. Currently the disease can be cured by taking acetaminophen, antibiotics and ingesting enough amounts of fluid to not be dehydrated due to the aforementioned symptoms.
With regard to the food industry, this bacterium carries risks as it is a zoonotic agent with a universal distribution,and can be transmitted by direct contact or cross-contamination during handling in food processing. Therefore, strict hygiene and preservation measures need to be taken to prevent infection.
How to prevent Salmonella?
To avoid samonella it is advised to separate raw meats, poultry and fish from other foods in your shopping cart and in your refrigerator. At the moment you want to consume the food it is advisable to use different tables to cut vegetables separate from the raw meat products, and not put them together in the same dish.
In the hospitality field or in the food industry, protective measures should be greater, since there must be a system of hygiene and protection measures against pathogens both on the surfaces where the food and utensils used for that process are handled, as well as in the spaces reserved for the preservation and/or refrigeration of the products to be consumed.
How to prevent Salmonella with ozone? Advantages
However, not all measures are sufficient and the use of ozone in all areas is presented as the most effective, and chemical-free solution, to prevent contamination of food and infections due to the intake of contaminated products.
With Abson’s ozone food hygiene services, ozoned water can be available immediately to properly hygienize all food and surfaces. This prevents bacteria and microorganisms that cause food poisoning.
Ozonized water uses the active substance of ozone, a natural disinfectant, to completely eliminate all elements harmful to human health without leaving any chemical residue, since after a few minutes it is transformed back into oxygen. Therefore, its use is totally safe and does not affect the natural qualities of food.
In the food industry, it is also committed to technology based on ozone gas, in cold rooms and ozonized water for the washing of food, machinery and utensils. This ensures better food conservation and completely eliminates the possibility of contamination of the product by salmonella and possible food poisoning in people.
It should be noted that the presence of salmonella in food products carries a health risk, but it also affects the company responsible very negatively; and may even lead to its closure for sanctions, compensation and administrative measures.