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December 3, 2010 4. To avoid Staphylococcus aureus growth, food should be hot enough (60 °C, 140°F, or above) or cold enough (7.2°C, 45°F, or below). 5. Antimicrobial agents are drugs used to prevent and treat bacterial and viral infections by microorganisms that can affect the health of an animal while antibiotics are typically used to treat and/or eliminate bacterial infectious agents but not viral infections. Antibiotics are produced by microorganisms while antimicrobial agents are produced synthetically. A common class of antibiotics are the aminoglycosides, which include streptomycin and
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Unformatted text preview: gentamycin. Examples of antimicrobial agents are alcohols and halogens. 6. The advantages of using chlorine as a sanitizer include killing gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and spores; it is cheap; and nontoxic. Disadvantages are that it deteriorates in the presence of organic matter, corrosive to metals, and poor penetration. Fruit may cause some difficulty when using chlorine as a sanitizer because chlorine is most effective at a lower pH and fruit generally has a higher pH....
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