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Organisms such as mold or bacteria growing in it.


If conditions permit or cross contamination occurs food may be fertile ground for the growth of:

Bacteria Like: Salmonella spp., Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli, Campylobacter jejuni, Yersinia enterocolitica, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus cereus, Staphlococcus aureus, Clostridium botulinum, Clostridium perfringens, Vibrio vulnificus, Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Viruses like hepatitis A virus, Norwalk viruses, Rotavirus

Parasites like Toxoplasma gondii, Cryptosporidia, Giardia spp., Trichinella spiralis, Taenia solium, Anisakis spp.

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