Food contamination refers to food that has been defiled by a harmful microorganism, toxin, substance, or object. Foodborne illnesses are generally categorized by the type of illness they create, but the most common result of infections from biological agents is gastroenteritis – inflammation of the stomach and small intestine.
November 3rd is National Sandwich Day! A great time to check out the sandwich specials and discounts, but also to brush up on food safety in the preparation and care of perishable foods. Sandwiches can contain perishable foods, which if not handled properly, can result in foodborne illness.
Also, use #NationalSandwichDay on social media to find sandwich day special deals and promotions.
Weekend dinner and a movie night! While relaxing and enjoying your night out, don’t let your guard down when it comes to food safety.
Your food can get contaminated anywhere – no matter who prepares the meal or where you eat it. And leftovers are only safe for 2 hours at room temperature and won’t last through a movie.