Cross-Contamination Factor in Outbreak
This Food Safety Infosheet covers an outbreak of salmonella in 2012 that was linked to unpasteurized tempeh. Tempeh is a fermented soy product and should be handled like raw meat.
- Unless noted on packaging, treat tempeh as a raw food.
- Knives, cutting boards and other food contact surfaces must be cleaned and sanitized between preparation and use with ready-to-eat foods.
- Salmonella and other pathogens can grow during the tempeh production process.
- Wash hands after handling any potentially contaminated food or packaging (especially those that are leaking).
Article first appeared on foodsafetyinfosheets.org.