What are the main sources of bacterial contamination of food?

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There are various sources of bacterial contamination. Some types are in food already (such as meats); must be cooked thoroughly to be safe. The amount can go way up if there are problems when the animal is slaughtered, as the meat can easily be contaminated with the animals feces. Food...

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There are various sources of bacterial contamination. Some types are in food already (such as meats); must be cooked thoroughly to be safe. The amount can go way up if there are problems when the animal is slaughtered, as the meat can easily be contaminated with the animals feces. Food can also become contaminated during packaging, despite health regulations. Bacteria can be introduced while being prepared, from dirty hands, utensils, cutting boards and counter tops. Vegetables can be contaminated by soil or water whether you buy or grow your vegetables.

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