Introduction to Food Safety

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What are some common symptoms of foodborne illnesses mentioned in the text?

Fever, headache, nausea, vomiting

Which types of pathogens are mentioned as common causes of foodborne illnesses?

Bacteria and viruses

What are some foods involved in outbreaks of salmonellosis according to the text?

Eggs, poultry, and animal products

Which of the following is mentioned as a possible long-term consequence of chemical contamination in food?


What could be a direct impact of ineffective food safety systems according to the text?

Long-lasting disability and death

Which type of food is mainly associated with foodborne cases caused by Campylobacter?

Raw milk

Which of the following foods have been implicated in cholera outbreaks?

Rice and vegetables

Why are antimicrobials, such as antibiotics, essential in treating infections caused by bacteria?

To treat infections effectively

What has been linked to the emergence and spread of resistant bacteria?

Antibiotic overuse and misuse

Which virus is characterized by symptoms like nausea, explosive vomiting, watery diarrhea, and abdominal pain?


Why are effective food safety systems important?

To ensure food security

What has been a consequence of the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in veterinary and human medicine?

Emergence and spread of resistant bacteria

What is a historical motivation for many food preparation techniques, such as cooking and salting?

To reduce foodborne illness

Why has the modern food safety system increased our awareness and actions to mitigate food safety emergencies?

Due to advancements in technology and social media

What are some common symptoms of foodborne illnesses mentioned in the text?

Fever, headache, nausea, vomiting

Which organization is credited in the text for providing information on food safety?

World Health Organization

What role do good hygienic practices (GHP) play in preventing and controlling foodborne diseases?

Preventing and controlling foodborne diseases

What has been a historical consequence of people getting sick from foodborne illnesses since ancient times?

Innovation in food preparation techniques

Learn about food safety, including historical perspective, types of foodborne illnesses caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, and chemical substances. Explore the importance of preventing chemical contamination and understanding food safety measures.

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