Yeasts - carried in any of the mucus membranes, skin, mouth...

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Yeasts Can yeasts cause food-borne illnesses? The answer is no, yeast will cause spoilage, discoloration and other natural effects due to deterioration. Due to its appearance, most people mistakenly believe Yeast to cause food borne illnesses. Its close relative mold is commonly mistaken as harmless, because it is easily removable from the product, does not have much of an unpleasant appearance and is not exponentially expansive as yeast; however, it is capable of releasing myotoxins and aflotoxins that can lead to food borne illnesses. Facts are that yeast is usually beneficial due to its exponential growth, which overwhelms other bacterial organisms from growing. Yeast or the Candida family is a normal part of the human micro-flora, normally
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Unformatted text preview: carried in any of the mucus membranes, skin, mouth and gastrointestinal tract; it does not trigger an immune system response. “C andidiasis” or a yeast infection is the outcome of a change in diet, pH or in the human micro-flora. Some literatures talk about “Leaky gut” and other yeast related instances, they do not pertain to yeast as a food borne illness, but rather diets and yeast overgrowth in the body. No facts have been able to show or to rule yeast as a potential food borne illness causer. If yeast were a major food borne illness, it would be a serious threat due to the immune system’s acceptance of the familiar host....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2011 for the course SCI 101 taught by Professor Perks during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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