Food safety issues posed by animals

publication date: Jun 1, 2013
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Chris BlanchardBecause we grow food on farms, and not in factories, we can’t eliminate the risk of contamination altogether, but understanding the risks can help us evaluate the best ways to reduce the potential contamination of fresh produce on our farms.Domestic and wild animals present less of a food safety risk to foods that are rarely eaten raw, such as potatoes and rutabagas, because cooking kills most microbial pathogens. Crops grown underground are also at much less risk that those grown above ground.


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