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    Food Safety: Foodborne Illnesses

    Most of us are all too familiar with foodborne illness, more commonly known as food poisoning. Whether we get sick from a bad batch of lettuce or a questionable takeout meal, we usually recover quickly. For many people, however, foodborne illnesses can be fatal. Of the 48 million people who contract a foodborne illness each year in the US, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die. As a food handler, you play a vital role in keeping people healthy by preventing the spread of foodborne illness. In this self-directed course, you’ll learn about some of the germs that make people sick, the best practices for handling food, and food safety legislation through concise content, beautiful illustrations, and a 10-question assessment.