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Chemical and physical contaminants

Chemical Contaminants

Sources:
Certain types of kitchenware and equipment (items made from pewter, copper, zinc, and some types of painted pottery)
Cleaners, sanitizers, polishes, machine lubricants, and pesticides
Prevention
Store chemicals away from prep areas, food-storage areas, and service areas
Chemicals must be separated from food and food-contact surfaces by spacing and partitioning
Chemicals must NEVER be stored above food or food-contact surfaces

Physical Contaminants

Sources:
Common objects that get into food:
Metal shavings from cans
Wood
Fingernails
Staples
Bandages
Glass
Jewelry
Dirt
Naturally occurring objects such as fruit pits and bones








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