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Food Safety: Foodborne Illnesses

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

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Food Safety: Foodborne Illnesses

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

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What you'll learn

The Certificate in Food Safety: Foodborne Illnesses Course will teach you:
check-circle Recognize the most common germs that cause foodborne illness check-circle Apply proper food handling techniques to reduce the risk of illness check-circle Identify possible causes of contamination check-circle Know what to do, and what the consequences are, if there is a potential case of foodborne illness check-circle Understand the laws that may pertain to your role as a food handler

Course Description

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, beauitful 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."