The number one food safety problem in the United States is the microbiological contamination of food. The three basic types of bacteria responsible for most food borne illnesses are:

A chart with information about these bacteria can be found on the Level B, Bite 4: Food Safety, page. Other sources of microbiological contamination, such as protozoa, parasites, and viruses, are discussed in the More Spoilers chart linked at the top of the page.

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