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Why are meats more of a concern for food safety than other foods?


There are two reasons microorganisms are more commonly found in meats:
 

  • Many animals carry microorganisms in their bodies. These same microorganisms can be found in the meats as well.
  • To grow, microorganisms need nutrients, and protein is an important nutrient for bacterial growth. Meats are rich in proteins.

 

 

 

Shannon Crosby, Dietetic Intern, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
 

 

 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 


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