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Is Your Food Safe?

Is Your Food Safe?New Era Interactive English Book 3 Unit 4

Food PoisoningWhat is food poisoning?Any illness that results from eating contaminated food


Food PoisoningWhat are the symptoms of food poisoning?Stomach acheAbdominal crampsNausea and vomitingDiarrheaFeverDehydration


Food PoisoningWhat causes food poisoning?Harmful bacteria* are the most common cause of food poisoning, but other causes include viruses, parasites, and toxins8 known pathogens account for the majority of food poisoning outbreaks: Salmonella(), Listeria(), Clostridium perfringens(), Campylobacter(), Staphylococcus aureus(), E. coli(), Toxoplasma gondii() and Norovirus().

Food PoisoningWho is at risk of food poisoning?Everyone has some risk of getting food poisoning but higher risk groups include babies, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with weak immune systems

How can you protect yourself from food poisoning?4 simple stepsWashSeparateCookRefrigerateFood Poisoning

Wash hands for at least 20 seconds

Wash surfaces, cutting boards, dishes, and utensils

Wash produce under running water

Use separate cutting boards, plates and utensils

Separate raw meat and eggs from read-t0-eat foods

Cook to a high enough internal temperature(above 140 F)

Keep food out of the danger zone 40F 140F4C 60C

Reheat leftovers to a high enough internal temperature

Refrigerating foods slows the growth of harmful bacteria

Thaw and marinate foods in the refrigerator

Throw away expired foods

How can you tell if food has gone bad?People used to rely on their senses of sight, smell and touch to tell if food had gone bad.Unfortunately human senses cannot detect dangerous organisms until after the food has started to decay.

What Was It?

a. walnuts

b. peaches

c. potatoes

d. raspberries

What Was It?

a. strawberry

b. tomato

c. pepperoni

d. red pepper

What Was It?

a. fish

b. onion

c. lemon

d. pineapple

What Was It?

a. eggs

b. apricots

c. pizza

d. pie

What Was It?

a. strawberries

b. tomatoes

c. radishes

d. beef

VocabularyStudy the new wordsListen and repeat

Now You ReadRead Microbes and Food SafetyWrite down any questions you haveExpressionsFootnotes

Language Learning StrategyProblem Solution patternApply the strategy (paras 6-7)Problem:Live disease causing organisms are often found in raw meatsSolution 1:Thorough cooking is necessary to make meat safeSolution 2:Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point plan (HACCP)