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How do bacteria get into food?
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple ways
Bacteria may be introduced to food anywhere from the farm, to any processing or from contamination at the final food preparation at the kitchen.

In brief: Multiple ways
Bacteria may be introduced to food anywhere from the farm, to any processing or from contamination at the final food preparation at the kitchen.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Food contamination
can result from washing even "organic" produce with water contaminated by animal manure or by other contact with animals.
Another source is when a food handler fails to wash his hands. Inadequate food preparation at home or at a restaurant is another way that food can become contaminated. Food that is old such as left overs, even if refrigerated, can breed microbes. "When in doubt, throw it out!"

In brief: Food contamination
can result from washing even "organic" produce with water contaminated by animal manure or by other contact with animals.
Another source is when a food handler fails to wash his hands. Inadequate food preparation at home or at a restaurant is another way that food can become contaminated. Food that is old such as left overs, even if refrigerated, can breed microbes. "When in doubt, throw it out!"
Dr. Chan Hwang
Dr. Chan Hwang
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