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    Food is a source of nutrients not only for humans but microorganisms as well. Food safety is a term for all measures and concepts that are intended to ensure that food is safe to eat and cannot cause a health problem or poisoning. The issue of food safety is a universal concern, this is because everyone must to consume food. Bacteria are everywhere, in the air, in the water, in the ground, on our food, on our skin and inside our bodies. Food scares have been numerous in the United States in the past twenty years. This fact has motivated producers and consumers alike to take an active role in the safe and quality production of their food. Foodborne illness is a significant burden globally. “Bacteria, viruses, parasites, and toxin by-products of microorganisms, chemicals, and heavy metals can cause foodborne maladies. These agents are responsible for over 200 different foodborne diseases. In the United States alone, foodborne diseases cause an estimated 48 million illnesses and 128,000 hospitalizations every year. In addition, they account for an estimated 3,000 deaths annually.” (Food Safety) This is very alarming. This says that the U.S. system for food safety is flawed; but on the other hand the U.S. has one of the safest food…

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    Importance Of Food Safety

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    Everyone needs food for sustenance, but sometimes food can cause health problems when not handled properly. Food safety is the level of safety and sanitation of foods from food borne illnesses, illnesses received from eating food that contains germs, bacteria, or viruses. Food safety is very important because there are people all over the world who have received illnesses by eating food that is not safe. Therefore, it is important for every food worker to know how to ensure food safety so that…

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    Food Safety History

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    In the early 1900’s food safety was an issue that was never regulated or enforced. Until the day that Upton Sinclair recognized the severity of this issue and put a count on how many people were getting sick and dying from food poisoning. What has Food Safety evolved into today in the present compared to the early 1900’s? Food safety has drastically set rules, laws and regulations from the temperature of the meat your cooking down to the proper storage and utensils used to cook the food. In…

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    What is food safety? Safe food handling means that food is stored, prepared and served to reduce the risk of Food Borne Illness. Why is food safety important for food workers? Food safety is important to food workers because it is a major component in business. I say that because if costumers know that a restaurant doesn’t practice safe food handling, they will not want to eat there. There are 3 important factors in Food Service Industry, which are personal hygiene, managing temperature control…

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    Serfsafe Food Safety

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    ServSafe Food Safety and the Dangers of Undercooked Shellfish Shellfish selections tend to be plentiful on summer happy hour and appetizer menus for their versatility and fresh taste, but, with the heat of spring and summer warming the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Coast and waters in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, serving shellfish during the summer months creates a rise in the risk of spreading a food-borne illnesses due to Vibrio infections. This week, we'll briefly discuss how to cook and…

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    USDA Food Safety

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    The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the sole governing body which is responsible for ensuring our safety and wholesomeness of meat, poultry, and processed egg products and well as ensuring that these products have the correct well –documented labels. The FSIS comprises of the Federal Meat, Poultry Products and the Egg Products Inspection Act, and these acts require that all meat, poultry, and processed egg products prepared for distribution in commerce for human consumption…

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    supporting 1.3 billion people. With such a vast population, it isn’t a surprise that rice is no longer the highest-demanded food item in the nation. Today, China is consuming meat, dairy, produce and nut products faster than ever. Unfortunately, with such a large population, China’s food industry is severely lacking in not just quantity satisfaction but more importantly, quality. Numerous incidences have been reported which confirm that China’s food regulation policies are causing those who…

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    It requires that any food labelled is labelled and presented in the way the consumer expects it and is not advertised deceivingly or any form or way that is misleading. Nothing should be added with the food or removed from it and the food shouldn’t be treat in any way that is hazardous to the consumer’s health is another point this legislations enforces. The last point of this act is that food should be served and sold to the consumer by the nature and quality that the consumers should expect.…

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    that do arise in the hospitality industry; one critical issue that has always been an interest is food safety and sanitation. Unfortunately, this is an issue that haunts the food and beverage industry and affects people across the world. Food safety and sanitation is an ongoing issue and in order to prevent poor procedures in the food and beverage industry, public agencies such as Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Public Health, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Restaurant…

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    Food safety is growing in importance as a public health concern for health practitioners and the general public. Vended foods are considered to be a public health hazard because the food handlers are often poor, have poor schooling and lack appreciation for food hygiene practices. The restaurants have a large clientele base ranging from the rich to the poor who are exposed to these hazards and thus any outbreak of food borne illnesses could be disastrous. According to World Health Organization…

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