Clostridium Perfringens

Clostridium perfringens is a bacteria that can affect the body in a harmful way. Some individuals can become extremely ill from the bacteria while others remain healthy and unharmed. Naturally present bacteria that can be found in decaying and rotten materials. Avoiding questionable food and water is the first step to avoid contaminating and poisoning the body. Unique steps have been created to avoid contaminating large portions of food. Some of these guidelines include flash chilling meats prior to any refrigeration.

Avoiding these bacteria can prove difficult. Even with extreme heat the harmful clostridium perfringens can poison humans. Within a short period of time the effects are similar to most other food borne illnesses and these conditions can grow into more hazardous health conditions. The bacteria multiply creating a toxin within the body. If this occurs contacting a licensed physician is highly recommended. The conditions feel similar to flu symptoms but this can change within a short period of time.

Most of the bacteria can be found among decay and waste by-products. Although, avoiding these places is easy some bacteria can be found in undercooked food and even on clothing. Once a human is contaminated it is recommended that the body, clothes and surrounding items are cleaned. Other food standards include avoiding cross-contamination of different foods. Cross-contamination can create otherwise unlikely poisons on the surface of foods. Chilling the food quickly and for the duration of time it is stored prevents the bacteria from multiplying and spreading. It is always helpful to keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot until the appropriate time to alter the foods temperature.

Small amounts of the bacteria are often harmless. The body is accustomed to fighting off toxins and harmful bacteria. It is not uncommon for humans to consume small amounts of the bacteria and remain healthy. It is often not until the bacteria are consumed in large amounts that a human would be at risk of extremely hazardous health risks.