what is the difference between salmonella and food poisoning?
Foods are removed from stores due to Salmonella contamination which I know from personal experience causes severe vomiting etc. Other times media says that people got sick due to Food Poisoning which I have also experienced illness from bad food. Are they one in the same or different? and how?
- WhiteLilac1Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
"Food poisoning" is often the term used to describe the illness caused by Salmonella contamination, but it could also describe any illness caused by food that is contaminated with illness-producing microorganism.
- 1 decade ago
Salmonella is a type of food poisoning. The first answerer is completely right.