Students learn the difference between cleaning and sanitizing, then practice lab skills by creating agar plates that will serve them throughout the unit.
Students monitor their lab station, and determine the quantity of microorganisms that survive on their lab stations.
Students determine how effective bio-based cleaners are in killing common bacteria.
Students observe how various bio-based cleaners work by attacking proteins. Students then create their own experiment to determine the effectiveness of bio-based cleaners on lipids.
Foodborne diseases are a significant public health burden that are largely preventable. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 4, 2011, enables FDA to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system. For the first time, FDA will have a legislative mandate to require comprehensive, science-based preventive controls across the food supply.