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What is cross contamination of food?
What will you learn in this video?
Cross contamination of food is a serious food poisoning hazard. Learn how to avoid this
When 2 food groups that have potential to cause food poisoning are in contact with each other, it can lead to cross contamination of food.This can lead to potential damage to your brand value. Understand what is cross contamination and how to avoid it.
I am going to talk about cross contamination today. It is a very important topic in food hygiene.
Around the world, every year, millions of people get affected with food borne illness. One of the most common factor is cross contamination
Chef, I have heard of cross contamination,but I do not know the details . Can you tell us what it is?
When bacteria from one food mixes in other food. It is called cross contamination.
But there are bacteria everywhere around us. Why is it harmful if 2 bacteria get together?
That is because different dishes cook at different temperature. You all know that cooking helps to kill bacteria and make food safe right?
However different bacteria die at different temperature right?
You are absolutely correct. Different bacteria die at different temperature. That means we have to cook all food items to different temperature to make it safe.
Oh so like if chicken dripping fall on fish and we cook fish only to 63 degree Celsius, the bacteria from the chicken will still be alive and can possibly make us sick
Yes you are absolutely right. That is exactly how illness due to cross contamination occurs.
We can prevent cross contamination by following a few good practices.
Make sure that your food is kept separately during transport and storage. Also ensure you wash and sanitize all equipment before beginning a new task. And lastly maintain your own hygiene practice.
If we follow all this practices, we can ensure food safety?
You are mostly right. Because we can prevent cross contamination caused by bacteria. However there can be other causes, like contamination from physical objects or chemicals.
But if we take care of the cross contamination caused by bacteria, 80% of our issues can be solved.