What is Salmonella?
It takes only a small amount of Salmonella bacteria to cause food poisoning. It sets up camp in your intestines and keeps you infectious, even after you've started feeling better.
It spreads by:
Touching or eating contaminated food - especially likely to be raw poultry or eggs.
Coming into contact with the faeces of infected people or animals.
The symptoms are:
Diarrhoea, fever and stomach cramps.
In babies, infants and the elderly, Salmonella can spread to the bloodstream and affect the internal organs.
Ways to help avoid Salmonella:
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, especially after handling raw poultry.
Keep your kitchen hygienically clean, with products like Domestos Multipurpose Thick Bleach.
Ill people shouldn’t prepare food for others and, since they can carry bacteria for many weeks after recovery, should keep up good hygiene standards even once the symptoms of their illness have disappeared.
Clean bathroom surfaces regularly and disinfect toilets with Domestos Multipurpose Thick Bleach. If someone has diarrhoea, disinfect the toilet every time they use it.
Disinfect cleaning cloths by soaking overnight in a diluted solution of Domestos Multipurpose Thick Bleach, drying them thoroughly.
Handle dirty nappies with care. Place them in a nappy bag before putting them in a bin liner to stop bacteria from causing further harm. If you use a nappy bin, make sure that you use a bleach product, such as Domestos Original, to clean it after use.
How to seal wooden chopping boards
Treat the surface of wooden chopping boards with beeswax or mineral oil every few months, which will help to form a natural seal against food contamination.