cross-contamination

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cross-con·tam·i·na·tion

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

cross-contamination,

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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This then cross-contaminates the salad which is used for vegetarian subs too.
Laboratory analysis conducted by Analytical Research Systems (ARS) and other labs indicate that the off-gassing of the defective drywall cross-contaminates the building materials; therefore, requiring some type of treatment to prevent future problems.
coli O157:H7 can cause illness when the meat is not thoroughly cooked (to an internal temperature of at least 155 F [68 C]) or when raw or undercooked meat cross-contaminates other food items.
The juices from raw meat may contain harmful bacteria that cross-contaminates other foods.