Satya SS Narina*
Department of Biology, Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia
*Corresponding Author: Satya SS Narina, Department of Biology, Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia.
Received: February 18, 2020; Published: March 16, 2020
Bacteria are omnipresent prokaryotic organisms that were associated with food. The bacteria live in our intestine improve our metabolism to provide nutrition and protect from pathogen invasion to provide us health. There are bacteria that we consume every day along with our food to maintain internal homeostasis and these bacteria of alkaline nature help neutralise acids produced in the intestine. If harmful bacteria enter human system through cross-contamination or ingestion of spoiled foods might result in production of enterotoxins and toxi acids. These pathogenic bacteria cause foodborne illnesses, might be recoverable or lead to death in cases of severe infection. Use of antibiotics, prebiotics and probiotics, essential knowledge about the food safety and handling procedures during farm production, various stages of food supply and distribution until it reaches our table for consumption use may help in protecting humans from pathogenic bacteria.
Keywords: Bacteria; Campylobacters
Citation: Satya SS Narina. “Bacteria Associated with Food". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.4 (2020): 137-144.
Copyright: © 2020 Satya SS Narina. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.