There are a few factors that contribute to the growth of harmful microorganisms in food. This is where the FATTOM acronym originated. FATTOM is an acronym for the factor's microorganisms need in order to grow. In understanding what these factors are, you can prevent cross-contamination and foodborne illnesses to occur.
Below is a list of the 6 FATTOM Factors to watch out for in the kitchen with advice on how to ensure Food Safety practices are met in the kitchen: