SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES, LESSON 2
a. Foodborne infections.
b. Foodborne intoxications.
c. Poisoning due to plants, animals, and chemicals. (para 2-2)
2. A foodborne infection is caused by the microorganism itself; a foodborne
intoxication is caused by a poisonous substance (toxin) produced by the
10. Like an intoxication, the illness due to C. perfringens results from a toxin. As with
an infection, the organism C. perfringens must enter the body to produce the toxin.
13. Nonacceptable. A can with bulging ends may contain the deadly toxin that
causes botulism. The bacterium causing botulism, Clostridium botulinum, grows in