Understanding & Preventing Foodborne Illness - RD19

Understanding & Preventing Foodborne Illness

by Doreen J. Rodo, MEd, RD
(4.6 / 174 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
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 8040, 8110 and performance indicator 4.1.1. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 2/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/2/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/2/2021

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

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


For Florida professionals:

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CANDACE H - oxford, NC  ·  Mar 26, 2020
This material of understanding foodborne illness is very educational and I would recommend this to a coworker.
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Neil S - HAMILTON, OH  ·  Mar 25, 2020
As a cook this course has fantastic content to help my field keep food safe!
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Jamie W - Roseville, IL  ·  Dec 18, 2019
very good course, no concerns
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Susan T - Mattituck, NY  ·  Sep 29, 2019
Good updated refresher to Food Borne Illness. Makes you think twice about food, illness, preperation etc.
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Deanna F - Modesto, CA  ·  Sep 06, 2019
very informative about different food borne illnesses and sources
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Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50