Food Safety 101 ( Heather Stinson )

What is Foodborne Illness?

Commonly known as food poisoning, foodborne illness is caused by eating food that is contaminated by bacteria or other harmful substances.

How does food become hazardous?

Food becomes hazardous by contamination. Contamination is the unintended presence of harmful substances or microorganisms in food. Food can become contaminated from:

Chemical hazards

Physical hazards

Biological hazards

What is “cross contamination?”

Cross-contamination is the transportation of harmful substances to food by:

What conditions encourage bacteria to grow?

Warm Neutral-slightly acidic pH

Moist Protein-rich

41°F (5°C) and 135°F (57°C)


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