Do you know the five most common bacteria in food?

Preventing the presence of pathogens is essential to ensure the food quality and safety. It is necessary to know that, on many occasions, the main reason for a food infection has to do with poor handling of food. Vegetables cannot be washed properly or the food may have been prepared without the necessary standards hygiene of kitchen utensils.

The bacteria are the most known pathogens in food contamination. We know their weaknesses and their strengths, as well as we know how they work and how they multiply.

This is why we will tell you what foods they normally attack and how to avoid them.

1. Salmonella. Appears in raw eggs and derivatives of this product, such as mayonnaise. It can also be obtained through raw birds.

2. E. Coli. It occurs in undercooked meat, raw milk, unpasteurized juices and contaminated water.

3. Listeria monocytogenes. It is found in chilled foods, soft cheeses, canned goods and ready-to-eat foods.

4. Campylobacter jejuni. It is transmitted from raw chicken meat, unpasteurized milk or raw fish.

5. Staphylococcus aureus. This bacterium is found in dairy products and confectionery, in addition to cooked ham.