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Food Safety Crossword #1
by James T. Ehler


7.Controversial sterilizing treatment (11)
8.Frequent symptom caused by Salmonella enteritidis. (15)
9.A frequent culprit in Salmonella outbreaks. (3,4)
11.'Mad cow' initials (3)
13.Infectious protein particle thought to be responsible for scrapie, BSE (5)
14.Disinfectant, atomic number 17 (8)
15.Small usually single-celled reproductive body of certain bacteria, algae and fungi (6)
16.A bacterium that's been the focus of recent illnesses related to fast food and the meat industry (1,4)
17.For a while, New Jersey banned selling them 'rare' or 'med rare' (4)


1.A plant food possibly implicated in a 1996 E. coli outbreak in Japan involving over 8,000 people (7)
2.The low pH of fruit is unfavorable for bacteria growth, but is favorable for this single cell fungi which can cause spoilage in fruit (5)
3.Toxin produced by some bacteria that is specific for intestinal cells (11)
4.Recommended maximum time Hollandaise can be kept unrefrigerated (3,5)
5.Household kitchen item that is usually the most bacterial contaminated item in the home (7,6)
6.An animal or plant that lives in or on another and from which it obtains nourishment (8)
8.An agent that destroys disease- carrying microorganisms (9)
10.A fungus that infects various cereal plants forming compact black masses of branching filaments that replace many grains of the plant (5)
12.Causes staphylococcal food poisoning (7)
15.One of the oldest food preservatives (4)


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