Food-borne illness and invasive organisms

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Food-borne illness and invasive organisms

Post by charlesxkinetic » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:51 am

Is there any terminology/definition difference between "Food-borne illness" and "Food poisoning"?


The term usually does not include the consequences of invasive organisms acquired via the food supply (though the broader term foodborne illness accommodates these conditions.)
--quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_poisoning

However, I want to clarify the meaning of "invasive organism". Is parasites such as tapeworm an example?
Sorry for asking such a simple question. Thanks.

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Post by Darby » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:28 pm

It depends - the effective definition isn't a clear-cut line.

You can pick up organisms, like Salmonella, and have it called food poisoning or a food-borne illness. If you pick up some sort of toxin, it's likely to be called poisoning.

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Post by charlesxkinetic » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:24 am

Thanks! In addition, I want to know something more about "non-toxin" examples for more interpretation on conditions belongs to "Food-borne illness" but not "food poisoning".

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