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In today’s Home Economics class, We will be talking about Food Contamination. We hope you enjoy the class!


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Food Contamination

This refers to the presence of harmful microorganism or chemical that can cause illness in the body.

Causes of food contamination or poisoning

Food can be contaminated at any stage during its production, processing or cutting.

It is caused by eating food contaminated by bacteria.


Symptoms of Food Contamination or Poisoning

  • Stomach pains
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Feeling weak
  • Diarrhoea


Sources of Food Contamination

  • Eating spoilt food
  • Drinking polluted water
  • Unhygienic handling of food
  • Eating food not properly cooked




Types of spoilage

Micro organism

Bread Mouldy, Rhizopus, Bacillus
Fresh  fruits and vegetables Bacterial soft rot, mouldy rot Rhizopus
Fish Discolouration Pseudomonas


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In our next class, we will be talking about Preparation, Packing and Marketing of Food Items. We are very much eager to meet you there.


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