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Food Microbiology -- An Introduction for Food Safety Educators

This manual was designed to provide information about basic food microbiology and sanitation practices as they relate to food safety in the food processing and retail food environments. It was adapted from the FDA course titled Food Microbiological Control that was prepared in 1998. After reading the contents of this manual, food safety educators will be able to identify potential foodborne hazards and evaluate the adequacy of and discuss the proper control methods for hazards commonly associated with food.