Food poisoning is not an illness to be taken lightly. In mild cases, it would give you nausea, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps or discomfort and a loss of appetite for a few days. In serious cases, food poisoning could land you in the hospital, especially when the symptoms are prolonged, and/or when you experience signs of dehydration (which is pretty dangerous, by the way).
Common symptoms of food poisoning are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach ache, which can occur anytime from several hours to a couple of weeks after consumption of the contaminated food, according to Mayo Clinic.
On July 26, 2021, Fann Wong posted a pic of herself on a drip with the caption “Jiayou” (Keep going) on Instagram.
Fann’s agency told the media later that she went to hospital due to food poisoning, and was later discharged to recover at home.
While it may not be easy to pinpoint the source or cause of food poisoning, there are certain things we can do to reduce contamination and the risk of getting food poisoning, especially when storing and preparing food at home.
Here are some important food safety tips to keep in mind.