Food - hygiene and sanitation
Food safety refers to the conditions and practices that preserve the quality of food to prevent contamination and foodborne illnesses.
Food can be contaminated in many different ways. Some food products may already contain bacteria or parasites. The germs can be spread during the packaging process if the food products are not handled properly. Failure to cook or store the food properly can cause further contamination.
Properly handling and preparing food greatly reduces the risks of getting foodborne illnesses.
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