Foodborne illnesses impact millions of Americans each year, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. In addition, serious allergic reactions to food send 30,000 Americans to the emergency room each year. These incidents are largely preventable using proper food preparation and handling methods, which limit the transfer of germs and allergens between foods.
In this self-directed course, you’ll learn about the different types of contamination and what causes them, as well as CDC and USDA guidelines for food safety. Understand how to handle food using the best practices for storage and preparation through illustrations, interspersed learning checks, and a 10-question assessment.
This course includes some information about food allergies. For more on that topic, check out Maestro's course called "Allergy Awareness."