3 Types of Contaminates

By Daniel Gonzalez


Pathogens are the greatest threat o food safety. They include certain viruses, parasites, fungi, and bacteria. Some plants, mushrooms, and seafood that carry harmful toxins that are also in the group.


Foodservice chemicals can contaminate for if they are used incorrectly. Chemical contaminate can include cleaners, sanitizers, and polishes.


Foreign objects such as metal shavings, staples, and bandages can get into food. so can glass, dirt, and even bag ties. The photo at left shows this type of physical contaminat.