b'Foodborne IllnessWhat are food hazards?A food hazard is anything in someones food or drink that can cause illness or injury. Food hazards can be divided into three categories: biological, chemical, or physical. With the exception of physical hazards, these hazards are often things that you cant see, smell or taste. Heres a guide to identifying and pre-venting contamination with food hazards.Physical HazardA physical hazard is any object in a food, hard or soft, that can cause injury. These are usually items that inadvertently fall into food during preparation. Common examples include adhesive bandages, jewelry, fingernails, bits of broken glass, and staples.ExampleA woman in Atlanta, Ga., found a nose ring in her daughters breakfast burrito while eating at a fast food restaurant.14'