cross-contamination

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Indirect bacterial contamination (infection) of food, caused by contact with an infected raw food or non-food source such as clothes, cutting boards, knives. Also called cross-infection.

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I told my son not to put the meat in the same part of the fridge as everything else because I did not want any cross-contamination between products.
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When using different compounds you must make sure to avoid all cross-contamination so that no big problems may come about.
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Cross-contamination can cause major problems to your working environment so you need to have a good haz-mat team on hand.
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