FS: Module 1: Part 6: Causes of Foodborne Illness

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Module 1: Introduction to Food Safety

Part 6: Causes of Foodborne Illnesses

Cross-ContaminationWhat are some common causes of foodborne illness?

Some common causes of foodborne illnesses are:

  • Infected workers
  • Improper hand washing
  • Improper cooling of hot foods
  • Improper cooking and holding temperatures
  • Cross-contamination—the spreading of harmful microorganisms from one source to another