In the United States, it’s estimated that one in six people gets foodborne illness each year—the equivalent of about 48 million cases of foodborne illness. Many people get foodborne illness but don’t realize it. Foodborne illness can be as harmless as an upset stomach, but can commonly appear as nausea, diarrhea or vomiting. However, in some cases it can cause life-threatening illness or death. Everyone is susceptible to foodborne illness, and especially children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems. Whether you cook for yourself or for others, it’s important to be able to handle food in a safe manner.
In this course, you’ll learn how to adopt foodsafe practices to avoid foodborne illness. You’ll learn about common causes of foodborne illness and the importance of handwashing. You’ll also learn how to purchase, store, prepare and cook food in a safe manner. Finally, you’ll learn how to keep a clean and sanitary kitchen.
This unit contains eight lessons:
* Overview: Why Learn about Food Safety?
* Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety
* Lesson 2: Handwashing
* Lesson 3: Buying Food
* Lesson 4: Storing Food
* Lesson 5: Preparing Food
* Lesson 6: Cleaning Up
* Summary and Quiz
- Identify common causes of foodborne illness
- Learn simple techniques to prepare food safely, such as handwashing
- Maintain a clean and sanitary kitchen
- Interpret signs of freshness for purchasing the freshest foods
- Store food for maximum safety and shelf-life
- Follow simple steps to avoid cross-contamination
- Cook food to optimize flavor and safety
Foodborne illness can be an issue both inside and outside of the home, regardless of how well we think we know our food supply chain. Symptoms can range from an upset stomach to nausea, diarrhea or vomiting. In this unit, you’ll learn techniques and habits to keep your loved ones happy and healthy.
4 hrs 20 mins Total Time
The Food You'll Make
7,069 students from beginner to advanced have completed this course from 76 countries.