Why Food Safety is Necessary?Unsafe food may cause a number of healthissues including food poisoning.
What is food poisoning?Food poisoning is a health disorder thatresults due to consuming unsafe orunhygienic food.
Causes of Food PoisoningFood poisoning is mainly causedby bacteria such as salmonella and listeria.
BacteriaBacteria can multiply rapidly to diseasecausing levels at favorable temperature. Itcan produce toxins in food that can poisonhumans when food is consumed. Most ofthe food borne illnesses is caused due tobacteria.
Different types of food hazardsBiological HazardsChemical HazardsPhysical hazards
What is Biological hazard?It is a threat to food that is caused bydisease causing microbes.
What is chemical hazard?Chemical hazard is caused to the food bypesticides, cleaning agents and otherharmful agents.
What are physical hazards?Any danger that is caused to the food byany physical particles, glass or metal arecalled physical hazards.
Keys to safe foodThere are many ways to keep food safe.Wash hands and work surfaces regularlyto keep away flies and other pests. Keepfood at safe temperatures and use safewater and raw materials for cookingprocess.