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What Is a Foodborne Illness? - Definition and Common Types

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In terms of foodborne illness, what is considered to be a vehicle?

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1. What illness is caused by ingesting food containing preformed microbial toxins?

2. What distinguishes food infection from a condition like the flu?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of types of foodborne illness. Information you'll be assessed on include understanding what a vehicle is in terms of foodborne illness and differentiating between two types of foodborne illnesses: food infection and food poisoning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Defining 'vehicle' in terms of foodborne illness
  • Food poisoning described
  • Relationship between foodborne illness and microbes
  • Explaining food infection
  • Differentiating between food infection or food poisoning

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on types of foodborne illness
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as food infection and food poisoning
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about vehicles and foodborne illnesses

Additional Learning

To learn more about illness and infection, review the accompanying lesson called What is a Foodborne Illness? - Definition and Common Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the broad category of foodborne illness
  • Tell what a vehicle is in terms of foodborne illness
  • Know 'food intoxication' as another term for 'food poisoning'
  • Differentiate between food poisoning and food infection
  • Understand the ways one can acquire a foodborne illness
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