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What are the 5 most common causes of foodborne illness?
The top five risk factors that most often are responsible for foodborne illness outbreaks are:
Improper hot/cold holding temperatures of potentially hazardous food.
Improper cooking temperatures of food.
Dirty and/or contaminated utensils and equipment.
Poor employee health and hygiene.
Food from unsafe sources.
Bacteria and viruses are the most common cause of food poisoning. The symptoms and severity of food poisoning vary, depending on which bacteria or virus has contaminated the food. The bacteria and viruses that cause the most illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States are: Salmonella.
One thing we must always remember Viruses we cannot cook out of food, Viruses are transferred from people to food. So saying this we must always keep our hands clean and restrict or exclude workers who carry certain illnesses
The second thing to remember bacteria’s are everywhere some are good some are bad. We must control time and temperature of our foods in order to prevent bacteria’s from growing to harmful levels.
In short take the Food Managers Course and Examination. Servsafe is a great way to learn the skills and to learn the facts about all food safety issues.
At Westchester Food Safety we believe that safe food keeps are customers happy and this will bring more customers to our establishments. We are in it for the money, the love of food.
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