Food Safety: Foodborne Illnesses

Food Safety: Foodborne Illnesses

Learn how to apply proper food handling techniques to reduce the risk of illness.

Updated Jun 29, 2020

Most of us are all too familiar with foodborne illness, more commonly known as food poisoning. Whether we get sick from a bad batch of lettuce or a questionable takeout meal, we usually recover quickly. For many people, however, foodborne illnesses can be fatal. Of the 48 million people who contract a foodborne illness each year in the US, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die.

As a food handler, you play a vital role in keeping people healthy by preventing the spread of foodborne illness. In this self-directed course, you'll learn about some of the germs that make people sick, the best practices for handling food, and food safety legislation through concise content, beautiful illustrations, and a 10-question assessment.

The course includes some information about best practices when handling and preparing food. For more on that topic, check out Maestro's course called "Food Safety for Food Handlers."