Black Mold Essay

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Stachybotrys Chartarum or more commonly known as Black Mold is by definition a possibly toxic mold that can produce toxins called mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are produced by specific strains of mold which when found in food can cause foodborne illness, which in some cases may become fatal. There are varying mycotoxins found within fungi but this is one of the deadlier mycotoxins versus other mycotoxins, trichothecene. Despite the fact that many people do have mold allergies, this isn’t an allergic it is a reaction to trichothecene that is brought into your body by an outside source, breaking cells down. The purpose of this essay to talk about why black mold is such a serious issue, especially in food service and how it may be prevented.
Black mold like other funguses reproduce at a faster rate in damp, humid places. The ideal environment is a moist, dark area void of sunlight with a humidity level of fifty percent. (CDC) Most people would like think that water …show more content…

First, you start with the basics, cleaning of the equipment and food service area. Especially, anywhere water may be allowed to sit. This means properly cleaning your sink area, the floors and walls surrounding the sink area, all gaskets in fridges and freezers, as well as the insides of them. This will prevent spores from being allowed to multiplied and preventing moisture from building up in those areas creating Stachybotrys chartarum ideal environment. If you discover that there is Black Mold you must report the discovery to a supervisor. The supervisor will then need to remove anybody within the building and have it removed immediately. Black mold isn’t something minor. Every day it sits there you risk exposing more people to deadly mycotoxins within your establishment. We all know what happens if you have a food borne illness or even a business that is causing people to becoming

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