On average, each day, over 200,000 people in the United States fall ill with foodborne illness.
Of those, 14 die.
Estimate of foodborne
illness in the U.S
76 million people become ill 5,000 people die
Foodborne microorganisms can cause illness for the body
Foodborne illness : illness transmitted to human beings through food and water; caused by an infectious agent or poisonous substance arising from microbial toxins, poisonous chemicals or other harmful substances.
Foodborne illness = Food poisoning
People with a higher risk of foodborne illness Pregnant women Infants Young children and older adults People with weakened immune systems and individuals with certain chronic diseases
After cooking, food must be held at 140oF or higher .
Use thermometers to test the temperature of cooked food.
Keep Hot food Hot, Cold food Cold
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Which ground beef patty is cooked to a safe internal temperature? Source: United States Department of Agriculture/Food Safety & Inspection Service http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/food/therm/researchfs.htm A B
This IS a safely cooked hamburger, cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F, even though it's pink inside. This is NOT a safely cooked hamburger. Though brown inside, it’s undercooked. Research shows some ground beef patties look done at internal temperatures as low as 135°F. Source: United States Department of Agriculture/Food Safety & Inspection Service http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/food/therm/researchfs.htm A B
Food is safe once it's cooked, no matter how long you leave it out. FICTION
Food - raw food and cooked food - may not be safe after sitting out at room temperature for more than two hours. Bacteria grow rapidly in the "danger zone" between 40° F and 140° F.
Advice: Follow the "two hour rule": toss perishable foods left out for more than 2 hours. And if left out in a room or outdoors where the temperature is 90° F or hotter, food should be discarded after just 1 hour.
Which food are most likely to make people sick?
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