Foodborne Illness

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Foodborne Illness

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Most of ServSafe is based on understanding how to avoid these “Four Main Practices” that cause foodborne illness:

• Time-temperature abuse
• Cross-contamination
• Poor personal hygiene
• Poor cleaning and sanitizing

The CDC has a similar list of food handling mistakes that includes purchasing food from unsafe sources. What is the CDC’s list called?

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These are some common symptoms of illness caused by the Big Six Pathogen Hepatitis A:

• Nausea
• Jaundice
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Fever (mild)
• Poor appetite
• Tea coloured urine
• Abdominal discomfort
• Fatigue or general weakness

What is the onset time for Hepatitis A?

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What is the onset time for symptoms if someone has consumed a chemical contaminant?

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Which can be symptoms of listeriosis?

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Which of these are symptoms of rotavirus gastroenteritis?

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Which is part of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

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There are three kinds of contaminants that can get into food and make people sick:

• Biological
• Chemical
• Physical

What is it called when someone gets sick after eating contaminated food?

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Which of these are symptoms of salmonellosis, the illness caused by the Big Six Pathogen Nontyphoidal Salmonella?

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Exclude workers from coming into the operation when they have these symptoms?

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Which are symptoms of rotavirus gastroenteritis?

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Which of these are neurological symptoms associated with consuming Biological Toxins?

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What food handling mistake is responsible for the most foodborne illnesses?

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Which group has members who are of getting a foodborne illness because their immune system has weakened with age?

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Why do people with these medical conditions have a higher risk for foodborne illness?

• Cancer or chemotherapy patients
• People infected with HIV or have AIDS
• People who have had an organ transplant

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What are some common neurological symptoms associated with consuming Biological Toxins?

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Which is an example of how a “carrier” can appear healthy but spread illness to others without knowing?

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What are some common symptoms of botulism?

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Why do older adults have a higher risk for foodborne illness?

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What are some common symptoms of vibrio gastroenteritis and vibrio parahaemolyticus?

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Guests must be reminded that eating raw or undercooked food increases their chance of getting a foodborne illness. This is called a reminder. They are often put in the places listed here:

• The menu
• Brochures
• Table-tents
• Signs

What is the recommended way of putting it on the menu?

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Which statement about foodborne illness symptoms is true?

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Where does Nontyphoidal Salmonella come from?

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What’s the difference between Contact Time and Onset Time?

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The onset-time is how long it takes for the symptoms of an illness to begin. Many people start experiencing these symptoms within minutes of consuming seafood toxins:

• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Flushing of the face
• Difficulty breathing
• Burning in the mouth
• Heart palpitations
• Hives
• Neurological symptoms

What neurological symptoms may occur after eating fish contaminated with seafood toxins?

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What are some ways that a food handler could cause a foodborne illness outbreak?

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What are some common symptoms of the illness caused by the Shigella spp bacteria?

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Norovirus can spread easily in a self-service area when guests use dirty plates and utensils to refill. What can you do to prevent this?

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What kind of people are more likely to get a foodborne illness because their immune system is underdeveloped?

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Which statements are true about the bacteria clostridium botulinum?

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Which of these measures can prevent bacteria from causing foodborne illness?

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A person with a foodborne illness caused by seafood toxins may experience any of these symptoms:

• Hives
• Diarrhea
• Vomiting
• Heart palpitations
• Difficulty breathing
• Flushing of the face
• Burning in the mouth
• Neurological symptoms

When does a person begin experiencing symptoms (onset-time) after consuming a seafood toxin?

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Which of these are ways to prevent the Big Six Pathogen Hepatitis A from making people sick?

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Where does Shiga Toxin Producing E. coli come from?

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Where can clostridium perfringens be found?

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Pests like rodents and insects can damage food, supplies, and the building. But what is the biggest risk caused by pests?

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What is the onset time of foodborne illness?

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Which of these measures can prevent the Big Six Pathogen Shigella spp from making people sick?

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What are some common symptoms of campylobacteriosis?

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How does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protect the public from foodborne illness?

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What is listeria monocytogenes?

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What is a disease that is transmitted to people by food called?

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What medical conditions can be caused by aflatoxins produced by some molds?

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What are some ways that Hepatitis A can be prevented?

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The onset time for symptoms of Hepatitis A is slow and symptoms may take weeks to appear. Which of these are symptoms of the illness caused by the Hepatitis A virus?

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These people have a higher risk of getting a foodborne illness:

• People aged 65 and older
• Children aged five and under
• People with a weakened immune system

What term does ServSafe use to categorize these people?

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Which of these measures can prevent the Shigella spp bacteria from causing illness?

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Clostridium perfringens bacteria are one of the most common causes of foodborne illness. Which are true about the bacteria?

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Here are some ways that a food handler can make people sick:

• NOT washing hands after using the bathroom
• Coughing or sneezing near food
• Touching a cut or burn and then touching food
• Working while sick

What risk factor is demonstrated by these examples?

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Where does shigella spp come from?

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Which of these are ways that viruses can be transmitted?

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What are some ways that a food handler with poor personal hygiene can cause a foodborne illness?

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Which of these are ways that a food handler with poor personal hygiene can cause a foodborne illness?

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What illnesses must an employee report they have been diagnosed with?

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What could happen when a food handler in your operation has any of these issues?

• They’re sneezing or coughing
• They have a foodborne illness
• They have an infected cut or burn
• They have been in contact with a sick person
• They don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom
• They have symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, or jaundice

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Norovirus is responsible for 58% of all reported foodborne illness cases and is the most contagious foodborne pathogen. How is Norovirus transmitted from person to person?

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How can listeriosis be prevented?

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What is your body’s natural defense against illness called?

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What is listeria or listeriosis?

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Which are true about the bacteria clostridium perfringens?

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What should you do if you suspect that someone may have consumed chemicals?

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There are many foodborne-illness symptoms, including death. Which of these are the most common symptoms?

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides civil rights protection to those with non-transmittable diseases. Which disease is NOT transmittable in food?

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Which of these are symptoms are possible with illness caused by the Shiga Toxin Producing E. coli bacteria?

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Which of these are symptoms of Typhoid Fever, the illness caused by the Big Six Pathogen Salmonella Typhi?

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What should you do if you suspect someone has consumed a chemical contaminant?

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Which foods have been linked to Shiga Toxin Producing E. coli?

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What are some common symptoms of Typhoid Fever, the illness caused by the Salmonella Typhi bacteria?

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Which statement is true about the symptoms caused by consuming chemicals?

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Which of these are ways that viruses be transferred?

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There are many foodborne-illness symptoms, including death, but what are the most common symptoms?

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Which bacteria can be prevented from causing a foodborne illness by controlling time and temperature?

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What is the difference between a disclosure and a reminder?

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Which statements describe a toxin mediated infection?

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Food handlers must also tell managers when they have been diagnosed with an illness from one or these pathogens?

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Where does listeria monocytogenes come from?

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What are some common symptoms of salmonellosis, the illness caused by the Nontyphoidal Salmonella bacteria?

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Which of these are symptoms of listeriosis?

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What neurological symptom may be experienced by someone with a foodborne illness caused by seafood toxins?

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What foods have been linked to Listeria monocytogenes (illness listeriosis)?