Food Safety and Microbiology


Kaplan University School of Health Sciences

NS305 Unit 1 Assignment

Unit 1 Assignment

Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

• Analyze evidence to determine the presence of foodborne illness outbreaks. • Recognize risks associated with high-risk populations.

Course outcomes assessed in this Assignment:

GEL-2.3: Solve real-world problems using mathematical skills.


There are many costs for a food service establishment that are related to having a foodborne illness outbreak. Describe a recent foodborne illness outbreak and the associated cost. As you discuss the associated cost, you will want to discuss the monetary costs involved (you may need to estimate them). Examples of potential costs include: total cost, sick days, public relations, cleaning, health care bills, and any other associated costs. Please be mindful in choosing a foodborne illness outbreak with known costs. If the outbreak is too recent, then the costs may not be known yet.


• This Assignment needs to be at least 1 page in length and include at least one reference.

• This Assignment should be in APA format and follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics. Be sure to use APA in-text citations and a reference page to attribute each source.

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Kaplan University School of Health Sciences

NS305 Unit 1 Assignment

Assignment Requirements Points possible Points

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Discuss one food-borne illness outbreak with known costs.


Discuss the associated monetary costs from that outbreak.


Assignment meets length requirement (at least one page)


Includes at least one reference. 10

Total (Sum of points earned) The assignment is written in the most current version of APA format with no grammatical, spelling, copyright, plagiarism or proof reading errors. Points deducted for spelling, grammar, and/or APA errors.

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