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    All business can benefit in having a code of ethics in which it serves as guidelines for making right decisions. Food establishments such as fast food face a distinct range of ethical challenges tied to the treatment of minimum-wage employees and food costs and quality. On December 2015, Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants have been linked to two separate outbreaks concerning E.coli infections in several states. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) together with the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) and local officials are investigating the first five infected people in three different states and the latter which happen on January 2016 in 11 states. According to the CDC, there is a rare type of DNA fingerprint in E.coli in which they do not know whether the two outbreaks are related. E.coli is among the vast array of bacteria that lives in the human gut, which can be spread through fecal matter. It has been said that the cause leading to this foodborne illness outbreak has been from unidentified sources. According to the sources, the outbreak may have been tainted by the beef imported from Australia. It can be stemmed from contaminated produce, which can be lettuce or spinach. These have been responsible for a number of E.coli in the recent years. Other reasons linked through these are the insufficient amount of training for workers that may cause into undercooking the food that may transmit these diseases. Through all of these, sales have been plummeting down by…

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    E. Coli Essay

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    Escherichia Coli, or E. Coli, are a large and diverse colony of bacteria within the fecal coliforms group – a group of closely related bacterial genera that share the ability to metabolize sugar lactose, producing acids and gas as byproducts – found living harmlessly in warm-blooded organisms’ intestines, the environment, or in various foods (2006). Unfortunately, some forms of E. Coli bacteria are pathogenic, in which the bacteria has developed the ability to cause the disease of the urinary,…

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    Term Paper: The Effects of Foodborne Illness of Escherichia coli in Leafy Greens Introduction Food is a necessary and many times pleasurable part of everyday life. Bacteria are also a necessary part of everyday life, but not often thought of as pleasurable. Humans are made up of approximately 103 cells, and harbor about 104 bacteria cells (Davis 1996). It is shocking that the human body hosts more bacteria cells than its own body composition. Fortunately, most of these bacteria that live on…

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    Q3) What do you understand by “effective hand cleansing”. Describe each method separately: Transmission of microorganisms on the hands of healthcare workers is the most common cause of cross infection, occurring directly from patient contact or indirectly via contact with the environment. Hand hygiene is therefore considered to be one of the most important procedures in the prevention of cross contamination and cross infection. When to perform hand wash: Before: the beginning of the shift,…

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    Are You Washing Your Face All Wrong? Overview Your face is the center of your beauty and therefore calls for maximum care. Washing your face is one of the basic ways to protect the beauty of your skin. It enables you to get rid of the cover of dirt and excess oil that can clog the skin pores. Leaving your pores clogged can lead to acne outbreak, something that most teenagers and young adults are struggling with. A layer of dirt also prevents the appearance of the younger growing skin. This…

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    Hello class, This TV show, The Restaurant Impossible, provided hand full of examples how disgusting food place can be, if the owner and staff doesn’t follow sanitation norms. I’ve seen findings of mold inside the refrigerator and under the sink, because those pieces of equipment haven’t been cleaned properly. Dirty dining room tables and floor - those violations may lead to food cross contamination. It’s can be easily prevented by simple wiping down the table with some sort of cleaner, and…

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    Summary: Asic Morphology

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    asic Morphology “oriental lung fluke” = common name Infections may persist for 20 years in humans. (CDC) Animals such as pigs, dogs, and a variety of feline species can also harbor P. westermani. (CDC) Human infection with P. westermani occurs by eating inadequately cooked or pickled crab or crayfish that harbor metacercariae of the parasite (CDC) Penetrate through the intestinal wall to peritoneal cavity, then through the abdominal wall and diaphragm into the lungs, where they become…

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    Can cavitation bubbles reduce the number of non-pathogenic E. coli on an ice cream scoop and the amount sloughed off into the water around the scoop? The results supported the alternate hypothesis which stated that both the scoop and the water, when subjected to cavitation bubbles, would show a significant reduction or change of E. coli bacteria. All statistical analysis was completed using the results from a Tukey-Kramer test. Overall, the statistical alternate hypothesis (μ≠μ) was supported…

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    Clostridium Botulism

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    Clostridium botulinum are anaerobic microbes that are rod-shaped. These microbes are anaerobic because they live and grow in low oxygen conditions. When the bacteria has poor survival conditions it forms protective spores. The spores have a protective coat that covers the bacterium and also has protective membranes layers. Therefore, the protective membrane and the hard coating help protect the dormant of the bacterium for years. C. botulinum is responsible for a disease called botulism.…

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    protected by disposable gloves was significantly better compared to the use of bare hands and hands containing reusable gloves” (Brizio et.al.,2014). Consequently, the use of gloved hands when handling certain foods, specifically raw meat, does offer protection against toxic bacteria though even with this type of armor the threat of poisoning still transpires making gloves only a slight reassurance. There needs to be a definite more secure means of protecting oneself. The first influential…

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