Foodborne contaminants & allergies
By: Katie Mellon
How does contamination happen?
- animals we use for food
- Air, contaminated water & dirt
- People (either deliberately or accidentally)
Physical and Chemical contaminants
Physical contaminants: Common objects that get in food:
-metal shavings from cans
-fingernails, bandages, jewelry, wood, staples, glass & dirt
Major bacteria that cause Foodborne Illnesses
The food linked to this bacteria is ready to eat foods and beverages.
Clostridium Perfringens Gastroenteritis
-dishes made with meat and poultry
What are the most common symptoms of a foodborne illness?
-Diarrhea, vomiting, fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, and headache
-Diarrhea, vomiting, fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, and jaundice
-Diarrhea, vomiting, fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, and tiredness
What is the most important way to prevent a foodborne illness from bacteria?
-practice good hygiene
-practice good cleaning and sanitizing
Enterohemorrhagic and shiga toxin-producing E. coli are commonly linked with what type of food?
-Raw ground beef