Complex Food

Chocolate

Key Facts Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans, the fruit of the Theobroma cacao tree in the Malvaceae plant family. Most outbreaks in chocolate have resulted from added ingredients or in-plant contamination, such as the 2006 Salmonella Montevideo outbreak caused by a leaking waste water pipe in the processing plant. Undeclared allergens have frequently been Read more

Kombucha

ContentsKey FactsIntroductionFoodborne OutbreaksProductionFood SafetyConsumptionNutrition ReferencesKey Facts Kombucha is a fermented tea that can be produced commercially or in private homes. Kombucha has become increasingly popular, and a number of national and regional supermarkets, including natural foods stores and large grocery store chains, now carry the fizzy, refreshing tea on store shelves. Many people drink kombucha Read more

Marijuana Edibles

Key Facts Edibles are food products infused with cannabis extract Extraction of THC and CBD from cannabis plant mixed with heating creates “high” for consumers Food safety concerns around edibles include the extraction process, possible bacteria growth, chemical exposure, pest contamination, and employee handling of Read more