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Module 2 Contents:

Bullet ImageFood Contamination

Who's at Risk?

Basic Rules

Keep it Clean!

Cook it Well!

Cool it Soon!

Spoiled Food



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  How is Food Contaminated Headline?

Food can be contaminated in several ways:

This shows a person preparing food

Bullet ImageEven when hands look clean, they still carry bacteria.

Bullet ImageMeat and poultry drippings carry bacteria.

Bullet ImageUncovered coughs and sneezes spread bacteria.

Bullet ImageMishandling of food during preparation, cooking, and storage is often how foods become contaminated.

Important Concept!Most cases of food-borne illness are due to undercooking foods, storing foods at the wrong temperature, and/or poor personal hygiene.

To find out who is at risk for food-borne illness, click on the Next Page link below.

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