Question: How Do Bacteria Get Into Food?
Answer: Bacteria are naturally present in our environment, and they may be present on in the food when you buy it. Poultry and eggs naturally contain salmonella bacteria, for instance. Cooked foods can become contaminated with bacteria from raw meat juices or other contaminated products. Food handlers with poor personal hygiene can also spread pathogens.
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