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Renee R. Boyer, Extension Specialist, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech

Cover, Common Foodborne Pathogen: Staphylococcus aureus

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Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium found on the skin and in the nasal passages of up to 25% of healthy people and animals. S. aureus causes foodborne illness by growing in temperature abused food and producing a heat stable toxin. Consumption of this toxin (not the bacteria) can make you very sick, this is why foodborne illness caused by S. aureus is called a food intoxication.

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Publication Date

June 17, 2020