About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Microbes in food are the culprits. The purpose of these protocols is to investigate the effectiveness of bio-based cleaners at reducing bacterial counts on lab stations.
Student lab preparation
Students learn the difference between cleaning and sanitizing, then practice lab skills by creating agar plates that will serve them throughout the unit.
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.
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