Safe Food Handling
Alternate Names : Food Safety, Food Sanitation and Hygiene
What food source is the nutrient found in?
If not handled properly, many foods can become contaminated with germs and organisms that make people sick when the food is eaten. Experts estimate that between 6.5 and 33 million cases of food borne illness occur in the United States each year. Many reports go unreported because symptoms can often be mistaken for other health problems, such as the "flu".
How does the nutrient affect the body?
Symptoms of foodborne illness include:
People can have diarrhea with dehydration, severe cramps, vision problems and possibly even death in severe cases. Symptoms vary depending on the person and the type of foodborne illness. Types of foodborne illnesses include salmonella, clostridium perfringens, clostridium botulism and E. coli.