The strongest type of food poisoning. This bacteria will grow if there is no oxygen. 1 Tablespoon in New York’s water supply would kill the whole city!! Over half of the cases of botulism are fatal!
Never buy cans or jars that are leaking, rusting, bulging or have holes!
“banquet germs” Most outbreaks occur in restaurants, picnics, and banquets Thrive in room temperature Common in foods that have been left out for a long time
Enter food through polluted water and unwashed fruits/veggies, or dust that settles on food.
Begin hours after eating Last about one day Stomach pain/discomfort
Keep foods out of TDZ Wash fruits/veggies!
FDA - Food and Drug Administration FSIS - Food Safety Inspection Service EPA - Environmental Protection Agency NMFS - National Marine Fisheries Service
Most Common Reason = Human Error! Contamination Can Occur = the farm the packer the shipper the business the home 56% of food contaminations originate in the home!
5 ways to prevent food contamination at home! Wash your hands before handling food Store foods at proper temperature Cook all foods quickly and thoroughly Use different cutting boards for raw meat Follow the rule, “when it doubt, throw it out!”
A report came in from a food safety team reporting that during a routine safety inspection, the team discovered mouse droppings in food and behind some equipment. The business was closed down immediately and the owner of the business was find $16,000 under the Food Safety Law!
A customer of a local pizza shop filed a report stating that when she had bought a pizza she had found a piece of metal on her pizza. The case went under investigation immediately. Officers visited the factory where the pizza was made and discovered that there were areas of damaged machinery with pieces of metal missing from the machines. The company was fined $8,000 and was required to fix their machinery to meet food safety standards.
In September of 2001, a doctor reported a patient who had come in with Salmonella poisoning to the Food Safety Team. After an investigation, they discovered that 10 other people had come down with the same type of salmonella poisoning after eating takeout from the same restaurant. Samples of the food were collected, and the team discovered that the mayonnaise served with the food was contaminated. The restaurant was closed and the owner was fined $5,000.