Food Safety Report

Assignment Outcomes:At the conclusion of this assignment, students will be able to:Describe the scope of foodborne illness in the United StatesDescribe four core food handling practices to reduce the risk of foodborne illnessIdentify foods most likely to be associated with foodborne illnessAccess information related to safe food handling atFightBac.organd theCDC. Although students may browse the entire site, they should focus the majority of their time reading the sections entitled, “Clean,” “Separate,” “Cook,” and “Chill.”Students will research a recent outbreak of foodborne illness in the news and write a written report. Although students may include additional information, the following information is required:News sourceDate of news reportNumber of individuals affectedFood sourceMicroorganism causing the illnessSymptoms of illnessHow could this foodborne illness have been prevented?Within the written report, students should also address these points:Define foodborne illness in your own wordsIdentify a favorite food that would be classified as a potentially hazardous foodGive examples of cross contamination of foodProvide at least one recommendation from each of the 4 core practices (e.g. prior to cooking, store chicken in refrigerator at 40 F or lower).Please review attached grading rubric and for the sources please use credible online sources.