Chemical Contamination

This video covers chemical food contamination and common contaminants that cause chemical food contamination.

This video covers chemical food contamination and common contaminants that cause chemical food contamination. 

The video above is an extract from the AIFS Food Safety Supervisor course, please visit the course page for more information. 

Chemical contamination occurs when food comes into contact with chemicals – and can cause ‘chemical food poisoning’. Some of the most common causes of chemical contamination are cleaning products, or unwashed fruits and vegetables. Other sources may include food containers made from non-safe plastics, pest control products or some chemicals used in food processing.

This public health information was produced and distributed by the Australian Institute of Food Safety Foundation.