Vehicle of contamination

September 2007
A-Z of Food Safety;2007, p411
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A definition of the term "vehicle of contamination" is presented. It refers to any person, animal, bird, insect, substance or object that transmits contamination indirectly to food. According to the entry, some of the vehicles of contamination in food premises include dish cloths, wipers, the hands and clothing of food handlers, rodents, crawling and flying insects.


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