Lesson 4a - F is for Food

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The nutrients available in food often determines whether microorganisms will grow. While some microorganisms have simple nutrient requirements, some pathogens require a complex diet, including proteins.
 
Moist protein-rich foods, such as meat, milk, eggs and fish, are potentially hazardous. That is, they are most likely to cause foodborne illness because they are a food source for pathogenic bacteria and can support growth of these bacteria.

 

 

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