The Sipsey Valley High School 4-H ServSafe Club would like to give you some important information about food-borne illness.
Food-borne illness is a disease transmitted to people by food. Everybody can get sick but the high risk populations are the very old, the very young, and those with a compromised immune system. You can prevent food-borne illnesses from bacteria by cooking food to the correct temperatures. You can prevent viruses by having good personal hygiene. You should prepare your food like high risk populations will be coming in a restaurant. The most common illnesses are called, “The Big Six”. They are Ecoli, Shigella, Salmonella Thyphi, NTS, Hepatitis A, and Norovirus. The first four are bacteria. Hepatitis A and Norovirus are viruses.
Lexi Templeton – 4H ServSafe Reporter
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