How is Food Contaminated?
Food can be contaminated in several ways:
- Even when hands look clean, they still carry bacteria.
- Meat and poultry drippings carry bacteria.
- Uncovered coughs and sneezes spread bacteria.
- Mishandling of food during preparation, cooking, and storage is often how foods become contaminated.
Most cases of food-borne illness are due to undercooking foods, storing foods at the wrong temperature, and/or poor personal hygiene.
Continue to find out who is at risk for food-borne illness.