Definition of Cross-contamination:

  1. The process by which bacteria or other microorganisms are unintentionally transferred from one substance or object to another, with harmful effect.

  2. 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.

How to use Cross-contamination in a sentence?

  1. When using different compounds you must make sure to avoid all cross-contamination so that no big problems may come about.
  2. Cross-contamination between raw and cooked food is the cause of most infection.
  3. 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.
  4. Cross-contamination can cause major problems to your working environment so you need to have a good haz-mat team on hand.

Meaning of Cross-contamination & Cross-contamination Definition