Foodborne Diseases : The Most Dangerous Bacteria & Foods

By Mithat Taş, Food Engineer, Healthy Nutrition Coach, Instructor

Language: English

This course is for you

According to the report of the world health organization published in 2015, An estimated 600 million – almost 1 in 10 people in the world – fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420 000 die every year, resulting in the loss of 33 million healthy life years. Children under 5 years of age carry 40% of the foodborne disease burden, with 125 000 deaths every year. Diarrhoeal diseases are the most common illnesses resulting from the consumption of contaminated food, causing 550 million people to fall ill and 230 000 deaths every year. Every year 220 million children contract diarrhoeal diseases and 96 000 die. Scientific research has shown that, unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances, causes more than 200 diseases – ranging from diarrhea to cancers. Access to sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health. Food safety is very important. Because, contaminated foods can cause long-term health problems such as cancer and neaurological disorders. Foodborne diseases affects individuals of all ages. However, they affect vulnerable people such as infants, pregnant women, sick and the elderly harder than other groups. To improve food safety, a multitude of different proffesionals are working together, making use of the best available science and technologies. Therefore, food safety is multisectoral and multidisciplinary. Food safety is not the sole responsibility of the food sector. It is a shared responsibility between governments, industry, producers, academia and consumers. Everyone has a role to play. Customers must be well informed on food safety practices. From this point of view, as a consumer, we need to know food safety, foodborne diseases, harmful bacteria that cause diseases and to be aware of the necessary precautions against harmful bacteria. You will able to be learn all of them with this course. The purpose of this course is to introduce foodborne diseases closely, to teach the factors that cause foodborne diseases and to explain in detail what precautions should be taken against disease-causing bacteria. For this purpose, I have included all the information you are curious about foodborne disease and bacteria in this course. I would like to remind you again how important food safety is for a healthy life and healthy nutrition. If you want to learn everything you need about food borne disease and bacteria, I recommend you to take this course. If you're ready, let's get started.

Course overview - 15

  • What is Food Allergy?

  • What is Food Intolerance?

  • What is Food Poisoning?

  • What is microorganism?

  • How do bacteria multiply?

  • What do bacteria need to survive?

  • High and Low Risk Foods

  • Pathogen Bacteria

  • What is Contamination and Cross-Contamination?

  • Elimination of Bacteria in Foods

  • What is Pasteurization and Sterilization?

  • What is Cleaning and Disinfection?

  • Preservation methods of foods

  • Food Safety

  • Kitchen Hygiene

Meet your instructor

Mithat Taş
Mithat TaşFood Engineer, Healthy Nutrition Coach, Instructor
Mithat Taş is BSc. Food Engineer, Healthy Nutrition Coach and Professional Instructor. He graduated from Ege University Faculty of Enginnering, Food Engineering department in 2004. From 2006 to 2016 he worked at national and international retail companies like as Maxi Store A.Ş., Kiler A.Ş., CarrefourSA as food quality manager, fresh food sector manager, store manager and regional manager, in Turkey. During his carreer, he worked on food quality control, production of bakery products, production of fast foods, store management, customer relationships and staff training. In 2016, he left the retail sector and created yemekkulubum. com and set up Gıda Müşavirim Freelance Engineering, Consulting and Training Services. He has been providing hygiene audits, certification audits and personnel trainings to food companies with Gıda Müşavirim, since 2016. The aim of establishing yemekkulubum. com was to provide information about healthy nutirition, healthy diet, healthy food consumption, healthy recipes and food safety. Since 2016, he has written hundreds of research articles on these topics on yemekkulubum. com.   In 2018, he graduated from the Healthy Nutrition Coaching Program of Uludağ University and he was qualified to Healthy Nutrition Coaching certificate. He had also consultancy and instructor certification from Kadir Has University. Today; he is personal healthy nutrition coach and healthy nutrition consultant. He helps people to lose weight in a fast and healthy way with the philosophy of “Diet does not have to be difficult! Eat lovely, live healthy”. You can follow his account “asklayesaglikliyasa" on instagram and facebook. Also you can read his articles on mithattas com tr