Essay on Food Safety

1432 Words Feb 12th, 2013 6 Pages
Trident University
Module 2 Case Study- Food Safety; Pests and Vectors; Air Quality
BHE314 - Environmental Health and Safety
Food Safety
Question 1: There have been several complaints in your community about dirty restaurants. Several restaurants are no longer in business as a result of a television expose. You are the head of a citizen task force and have been asked to make recommendations for improved food safety. The members of the task force are at odds over which approach to food safety best serves the interests of the community. Please provide a response to the following questions:
A. Explain which of the following two approaches to enhance food safety would be more effective in
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b. Describe the top one recommendation you would give to the community to control the mosquito population in the community.
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Food Safety Examining several complaints in the local community about dirty restaurants on a citizen task force I have been task to devise a plan for improvement. Currently members of the task force are at odds on the best approach; stronger enforcement program or mandatory food safety training. My recommendations to the group would be to look at stronger enforcement by the local health department. Factors to this conclusion include the following perspectives to my colleagues on the committee. Mandatory food training is very important, but is encompasses only one piece of a bigger picture and without proper oversight of the whole program this in turn will not be a successful way to reduce such occurrences. As stated in Roy E. Costa R.S., M.S., President Environ Health Associates, Inc. “A food operator that ignores food safety education is negligent in light of the ever-increasing risk to our food supply. However, to make the most out of training an operation must have standards and operating procedures and management must evaluate food safety during production. It is clear that without management commitment and an organized approach, food safety education does not work (Roy E. Costa R.S., 2005). Therefore, this stronger assertiveness on the establishment

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