From the bacteria to the viruses, the food contamination caused by food handlers is a serious problem. It is believed, that food handlers may unknowingly transfer pathogens to food that is served.
A recent study revealed food contamination caused by pathogens on a food handler’s body. For example, the pathogen, Salmonella, is known to cause illness in people with weakened immune systems. Many cases are related to the food handler, such as a small child who may feed the food to a child in his or her care. There are three possible scenarios of food contamination: 1. Foodborne illness 2. Foodborne illness due to cross-contamination 3.
What if food poisoning caused by pathogens on food handlers?. I had been working on a paper for the conference “Food Protection” in the USA. Food contamination caused by pathogens on food handlers is a real problem and nobody wants it. When a food handler becomes infected with a disease it can affect the entire chain of supply. If a food handler is not hygienic the food may go to waste, if there is a human contact during food preparation food contamination could cause other problems.
Foodborne illness is a worldwide problem. It is estimated that the global cost of foodborne disease is around $3 trillion a year or more than $50,000 per illness in the U.S. Food borne illnesses are most often caused by pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, or parasites.
I’m sure many of you are wondering what the source of the food contamination is. Do you know who the food handler is? Do you know that the food handler is sick somewhere? Or do you know that the food handler is doing some dirty work for somebody else and he’s not even aware of it?. Are you the type of person who can be infected by a foodborne pathogen?. No, I am not asking anyone to do that.
There are so many ways that food is contaminated on a daily basis. Whether it is a spill, a poorly sanitary kitchen, or contaminated food, there are so many ways that food is contaminated. Food contamination can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites. This can happen to any person handling food, regardless of whether or not they have a food handler’s license.
Food contamination is a very big problem in Asia, with a staggering number of people in Asia ingesting large quantities of raw or undercooked food, and as a result, are at risk of contracting deadly foodborne illnesses. It’s no wonder that Asia is the world’s second-largest consumer of food, after the United States. But the problem does not stop there. To avoid a food-borne illness, you must ensure that raw food is refrigerated properly.
A food handler often works for a restaurant or food store, and for them, food contamination is a part of everyday work. This is especially true in the food service industry where a food handler’s hands often touch raw food, such as poultry and pork, that may have been tainted as a result of cross-contamination. Although food contamination may not seem as serious when it comes to human beings, in the food industry it can cause the death of consumers.