Understanding & Preventing Foodborne Illness - RD19

Understanding & Preventing Foodborne Illness

by Joyce K. Wilkins, MS, RD
(4.6 / 87 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.00 CPEU)

Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50


Food safety is a concern for everyone. Whether you are working in a setting that serves food to others, want to expand your expertise in the dietetics field or just care about your personal health, food safety is no longer optional — it affects everyone. This continuing education program will explain why foodborne illness is becoming more complex, how to recognize symptoms and how to be best positioned to prevent it. The transition in our food supply to one that is more centralized contributes to the increased challenge of keeping our food safe. This program will discuss many aspects of foodborne illness, including the most common causes of foodborne illness, the most common and newly emerging pathogens, groups at highest risk, how to properly handle and store food, cross-contamination, symptoms of foodborne illness and why foodborne illness is often underdiagnosed.


The goal of this continuing education program is to understand the challenges involved in keeping our food safe and to learn how to prevent foodborne illness from occurring. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the most common causes of foodborne illness, the seven most prevalent pathogens, their origins and their effects, and preventive measures to combat their spread
  • Identify the primary symptoms of foodborne illness and explain why this illness is often misdiagnosed
  • Explain the concept of cross-contamination and outline methods of prevention

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 8040, 8110
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 2/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/8/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/8/2017

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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TERESA S - Vincennes, IN  ·  Jan 30, 2017
I took it as a refresher for food borne illnesses and it met all of my needs.
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maria f - VERONA, PA  ·  Aug 17, 2016
Yes I would recommend this course to a colleague or Friend. This course was extremely informative in every aspect to identifying, the hzzards in the restaurants, as well as schools, and preschools, and in homes. we all need to get familiar with our Food Industries a little more closely!
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Caitlyn A - Liberty, IN  ·  Apr 14, 2016
Interesting I enjoyed this course
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Stephanie K - Newark, NY  ·  Mar 23, 2016
Very informational with regard to primary symptoms associated with each type of pathogen.
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Arin S - Oxford, OH  ·  Dec 22, 2015
This is about the stuff that lives in our food and the proper way to cook food items.
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Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50