Food Bulletin Essay

786 Words Sep 25th, 2012 4 Pages
Food Safety Bulletin
Charity Wilson
May 2, 2011
Professor Zam Poller Food Safety Bulletin
Consumers in Hawaii want safe food, but how can the public be safe if there is a gap between the amount of regulation food purchasers’ want, and the food safety rules that farmers are willing to implement. On the heels of the recent drastic rise in food-borne illness, food safety is on everyone’s minds. Here in this food safety bulletin are some common safety issues related to food purchase, storage, and presentation. In addition, some illnesses or problems the safety issues may cause, ways to prevent food-borne illness, and some recommendations to sources of nutritional information to help educate the public about appropriate food
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Contamination can occur after smoking, coughing, sneezing, and in between preparing raw and cooked foods. The norovirus in particular, is a common virus usually transmitted from the feces to the mouth, either by drinking or eating contaminated food or beverages or by passing from person to person. In other words, foods can be contaminated with human feces as a result from not washing hands. To learn more about norovirus food poisoning, visit
The best ways to prevent food-borne illness is to wash hands for at least 20 seconds with warm, soapy water before and after touching raw meat (poultry, fish, produce, or eggs), especially after using the restroom, touching animals, or even changing diapers. In addition, use gloves when preparing foods, and instead of bare hands, use utensils for handling the food. Furthermore, because consumers are usually unaware of how our food (fresh fruits or vegetables) are processed and handled, make a habit of rinsing all fresh fruits and vegetables under running water just before consumption, cutting, or cooking.
For more information regarding ways to prevent food-borne illnesses, check out the online website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The website also has contact information; address (to write a letter to CDC), e-mail address, and even phone contact information, to speak to someone directly, which

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