Food poisoning is a commonly used term to describe illness caused by consuming food infected with bacteria, viruses or parasites such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria. Illnesses caused by food poisoning are usually short lived but can make people very sick indeed. Fit and healthy adults usually recover quickly. However, for vulnerable people, including those who are elderly or who have certain health conditions, food poisoning can be serious. Martin Hodgson suggests 10 food safety tips that can be used in both residential adult social care and in home care settings.