In the United States, it’s estimated that one in six people gets foodborne illness each year—the equivalent of about 48 million cases of foodborne illness. Many people get foodborne illness but don’t realize it. Foodborne illness can be as harmless as an upset stomach, but can commonly appear as nausea, diarrhea or vomiting. However, in some cases it can cause life-threatening illness or death. Everyone is susceptible to foodborne illness, and especially children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems. Whether you cook for yourself or for others, it’s important to be able to handle food in a safe manner.
In this course, you’ll learn how to adopt foodsafe practices to help avoid or reduce the spread of foodborne illness. You’ll learn about common causes of foodborne illness, how food handlers can adopt best practices for safety, and the importance of handwashing and other measures. You’ll also learn how to purchase, store, prepare and cook food in a safe manner. Finally, you’ll learn how to keep a clean and sanitary kitchen.
This unit contains eight lessons:
* Overview: Why Learn about Food Safety?
* Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety
* Lesson 2: Handwashing
* Lesson 3: Buying Food
* Lesson 4: Storing Food
* Lesson 5: Preparing Food
* Lesson 6: Cleaning Up
* Summary and Quiz