FS: Module 1: Part 4: Definition of Foodborne Illness

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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.”
Stomach ache
What are some symptoms of a foodborne illness?

Some common symptoms of a foodborne illness are:

  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting