Bacteria and other microorganisms cause food poisoning. There is no way to prevent food poisoning after ingestion of contaminated food. The key is to avoid eating such foods. The best food poisoning treatment is to let it run its course.
The body has two ways to get rid of contaminated food: diarrhea and vomiting. Vomiting does not prevent food poisoning. But once the body is void of the contaminated food, the food poisoning will be over. Another aspect of food poisoning treatment is to prevent dehydration. Loss of fluids is serious in food poisoning. Thus the fluid intake must be replenished at regular intervals.
The best thing for food poisoning is sleep. You’re probably exhausted from being ill anyway, so when you get home, drink some 50/50 gatorade and water, maybe have some broth and toast if you can handle it, and then just pass out. Fall asleep where you’re comfortable — if that means partially sitting up (the only way I can sleep when feeling sick to my stomach at all) then that’s fine.
When packing the foods prepared to take along you should put the food items in an air tight container. The food can be put in a cooler to keep it cool. Make sure you put plenty of ice in the cooler to keep the food cool enough. When packing food in the cooler always pack the food you are going to use last first. When packing the cooler put the food in first and proceed to put the ice on top around the food complety covering it. Remember a full cooler keeps cooler longer. Keep plenty of ice around so your able to keep refilling the cooler with ice as you need it. Pack pop in a separate cooler with ice.
By taking the time to make sure your preparing and packing your food for your picnic or family gathering safely will help in everybody enjoying the picnic or gathering and will also prevent somebody from getting sick.
Food poisoning can be prevented by thoroughly cooking food and practicing good hygiene. A meat thermometer is a good way to ensure meats are cooked to the proper internal temperature. Store uncooked food in a refrigerator or freezer at the proper temperature, and never defrost food at room temperature. If food smells or looks bad, throw it away. Be sure to clean surfaces such as countertops, cutting boards, plates, and utensils properly whenever they contact raw meats. Don’t let cooked food contact any surfaces that may have been contaminated by raw food. Wash fruits and vegetables before eating them raw, and buy only pasteurized dairy products
Don’t drink anything for 2 hours. Then take sips of water(room temp)…if you hold that down try a bit more. If you have Gatorade that’s better because it has electrolytes & hydrates you faster. Try chewing on ice chips (unless you have caps on your teeth).
Cook food to the appropriate temperature (145°F for roasts, steaks, and chops of beef, veal, and lamb; 160°F for pork, ground veal, and ground beef; 165°F for ground poultry; and 180°F for whole poultry). Use a thermometer to be sure! Foods are properly cooked only when they are heated long enough and at a high enough temperature to kill the harmful bacteria that cause illness.
Remove the stuffing from poultry and other meats immediately and refrigerate it in a separate container.