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After cutting the fat from a pork loin, you rinse the wooden cutting board under warm water before using it to chop vegetables. Discuss whether this precaution is adequate to protect against cross-contamination.

Summary Introduction

To discuss: Whether the precaution of rinsing the wooden cutting board under warm water after cutting the fat from pork loin for using it to chopped vegetables is adequate to protect against chopped vegetables.

Concept introduction: Cross-contamination is a process that occurs when pathogenic microorganisms get transferred from one place to another or from one object to another. Cross-contamination is extremely harmful when it comes to food. It occurs when the ready-to-eat or cooked food takes up the bacteria from the utensils, knives, hands, or other foods.

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For the above given example, rinsing the wooden cutting board under warm water after cutting the fat from pork loin for using it to chop vegetables will definitely cause cross-contamination. Pork meat contains Trichinella spiralis parasites as natural inhabitants. This parasite could cause a food-borne disease called as trichinosis. There is a high chance of spreading the parasite from the pork to other food materials...

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