Module 1: Introduction to Food Safety
Part 4: Definition of Foodborne Illness
A foodborne illness, also known as food poisoning, is a sickness that is transferred to people by food or water. It is caused by consuming a contaminated food or beverage. A food or beverage that carries or transmits harmful microorganisms is said to be “contaminated.”
What are some symptoms of a foodborne illness?
Some common symptoms of a foodborne illness are:
- Stomach cramps