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Health Effects Of Eating Rotten Bacon

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Bacon stripsPrepared from the  pig meat, bacon is an important part of a full English breakfast and enjoyed as a delicacy across the globe. If rotten bacon has managed to make it's way on your breakfast table the health effects that follow are predictable. Nausea and vomiting which are the first signs, show that the bacon you consumed was surely contaminated. So what does one need to know to prevent this from happening so that the health of the family can be safeguarded? Lets find out.


Causes Of Spoilage

  • If salting and smoking of bacon is not sufficient, there can be increased bacterial growth.

  • Improper refrigeration can accelerate bacterial spoilage.


Health Problems Caused By Rotten Bacon

  • A bacteria called pediococcus can give a sour flavor to bacon when it grows on it. Diarrhea and vomiting are the most common symptoms that are seen.

  • The aspergillus mold is able to withstand low refrigeration temperatures and gives an unpleasant smell to the bacon. The symptoms on ingestion are allergic cough, fever and difficulty in breathing. Pain in the chest is also common.

  • A pathogenic bacteria called acinetobacter, can grow on the surface of the bacon under cold and dry conditions. It is known to cause severe urinary tract and blood infection along with pneumonia. It occurs in very rare cases.


Tips To Identify Rotten Bacon

  • Slime growth shows that it is unfit for consumption.

  • Dry and shrivelled bacon indicates spoilage

  • Off flavor and bad smell is the best way to identify spoilage.


Practise food safety and do not compromise on good quality bacon. Safe bacon means a healthy you and a zero risk of food poisoning.So beware of rotten bacon and follow the above mentioned tips to identify it before it can affect you.


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Health Effects Of Eating Rotten Bacon