SafeFood Lesson 1 Page 9

Introduction Lesson 1
What's
bugging
you?
Lesson 2
What are
Consumer
Control
Points?
Lesson 3
Where is the
DANGER
ZONE?
Lesson 4
Who is
FAT TOM?

Contact
Glossary
References

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Food Safety Lessons Introduction Lesson One: Whats Bugging You? Lesson Two: What are Consumer Control Points? Lesson Three: Where is the Danger Zone? Lesson Four: Who is FAT TOM? Glossary of Terms Food Safety References Contact the Food Safety Project Team

Lesson One: What's bugging you?
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How can I handle food safely?
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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