Class 8 Biology Microorganisms: Friend and Foe Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning

 Food can be poisoned by microbes. Microbes produce toxic substances and thus, poison/ spoil the food. Consuming spoiled food can make us ill. Therefore it is very important to preserve food items so that microbes cannot grow & spoil them.

Microbes just don’t attack any food item, they need a suitable environment to grow & survive. Only then, they can release toxic substances and thus spoil the food. Some factors which promote growth of microbes are moisture, warm temperature etc.

Let us now talk about how we can preserve food to protect them from microbes

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