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Food contamination


In this topic you will learn about one of the most important aspects of food safety, food contamination.
If you don’t understand how food contamination occurs or how to avoid it, you will not be able to work safely with food.

When you complete this topic you will be able to:


  • the three ways food can be contaminated
  • the symptoms of food poisoning
  • the role of bacterial contamination in food poisoning
  • food spoilage
  • the temperature danger zone
  • different kinds of high-risk and low-risk foods
  • the do’s and don’ts of cross-contamination

There are 5 subject areas in this topic to complete. It includes practice questions to help you test your knowledge before the assessment.

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