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(kraws kŏn-tami-nā­shŭn)
Transfer of infectious agent or matter from one person or site to another.


n the transfer of an infection directly from one person to another or indirectly from one person to a second person via a fomite.
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From raw cookie dough to chicken wings, you want to be careful not to cross-contaminate surfaces, so disinfect and clean those food-prep areas often, including cutting boards.
Raw mince meat was found stored next to a container of ready-to-eat lettuce near the pot wash sink, meaning potentially harmful bacteria could cross-contaminate.
If this is not done, antibiotic resistance from imprudent sectors will cross-contaminate the whole system and we will quickly find ourselves in a situation where our antibiotics are no longer effective.
But any plan to implement composting and recycling programs will hinge on proper trash sorting, so that the various materials do not cross-contaminate facilities.
She said: "I don't think I will ever cross-contaminate my private life and my family life with my public and professional worlds.
Storage-Tainted teas, where teas cross-contaminate at the manufacturer's facilities or during shipping, are a huge industry issue.
An animated "Germ-Vision" graphic then shows that washing chicken only risks splattering and spreading bacteria that then can cross-contaminate other foods and kitchen surfaces.
It can still cross-contaminate food even in boiling water.
Alpha will buy this certified conflict-free tin, and we will not cross-contaminate it with other mainstream sources--to make conflict-free finished goods.
The certified test can help food processors quickly see if Salmonella is present in their facilities before it can cross-contaminate food during production.
IGPS says its 100% recyclable pallets are 30% lighter than wood pallets, and they do not absorb fluids that can cross-contaminate food.
A forehead-touch thermometer that does not cross-contaminate germs like traditional digital stick types do