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Pathogens are known biological disease agents that cause Infections and Intoxications. Pathogens may not be detectable through odor, taste or appearance. The best ways to combat Pathogens are to purchase food from good sources, practice good hygiene (by washing hands after visiting the lavatory and sanitizing equipment & all surfaces after handling raw meats and/or eggs), employ good sanitation procedures, use proper storage, avoid cross contamination and most importantly observe proper temperature control and thoroughly cook all foods.  


Pathogens can include BacteriaViruses Parasites.