FS: Module 1: Part 5: Food Contamination

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Module 1: Introduction to Food Safety

Part 5: Food Contamination

How can a food or beverage become contaminated?

A food or beverage can become contaminated if it is exposed to:

  • Harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or parasites

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  • Chemical hazards, such as cleaning solutions or pesticides

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  • Physical hazards, such as dirt, hair, or a piece of jewelry

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