Lesson 1g - How can I handle food safely?

man coughing

Bacteria like Staphylococci are found on the hair, skin, mouth, nose and in the throat of healthy people. According to one estimate, nearly 50 percent of healthy food handlers carry disease agents that can be transmitted by food.

The most important tool you have to prevent foodborne illness is good personal hygiene. Personal hygiene is the way a person maintains their health, appearance and cleanliness. Not only can you become the victim of illness, but you can also be the carrier! A cough or sneeze can transmit thousands of microorganisms that may cause disease.     

A cough or sneeze can transmit thousands of microorganisms that may cause disease
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