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ensuring food standards from farm to fork

Farm-to-Fork: Ensuring Food Standards

Food is subject to extensive regulation, with specific guidelines for various stages of its production and distribution. In the European Union, for instance, there are stringent standards outlined in Annex I of EU law No. 852/2004, which focuses on the hygiene of food products. This regulation emphasises the importance of maintaining clean conditions for animals prior to slaughter, aiming to prevent the risk of cross-contamination. When it comes to food preparation, whether at home or in commercial establishments, there are established

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the dangers of listeria in food processing

Food Safety: The Dangers of Listeria in Food Processing

Listeria monocytogenes is a type of bacteria that can cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness in humans. These bacteria are Gram-positive, facultative intracellular pathogens commonly found in animals, soil, and water sources, which can contaminate dairy products and produce. Furthermore, ready-to-eat meat products may also become infected with L. monocytogenes due to the formation of biofilms on food processing equipment.  If a person ingests food contaminated with L. monocytogenes, they may develop a potentially serious illness known as listeriosis. The transmission of L. monocytogenes

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Food Preparation Essentials: 10 Tips to Ensure Food Safety

Ensuring the safety of the food we consume is a complex task that requires a multifaceted approach. From compliance with relevant food safety standards and regulations to regular sanitation and equipment maintenance, food industry personnel must take numerous factors into account to achieve this goal. However, by taking these crucial steps, food processing businesses can mitigate the risk of foodborne illnesses such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Campylobacter, which can have devastating consequences for patrons and the enterprise alike. But

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What is Shigellosis

Food Safety:  What is Shigellosis? And Why You Should Be Worried About When Preparing Your Food

What is Shigellosis? There are many different types of Shigellosis (simply known as Shigella) that can cause diarrhea (sometimes bloody), fever, and stomach cramps. However, what makes this foodborne infection dangerous is that it can be spread from one person to another. So it’s important to understand what is Shigellosis and how to prevent it. Also read:Food Safety: Post-Harvest Removal of Pesticide ResidueFood Safety: The Dangers of Salmonella in Food ProcessingFood Safety Habits to Practice in Your Kitchen Symptoms of

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Food Safety The Dangers of E. Coli in Food Processing

Food Safety: The Dangers of E. Coli in Food Processing

We all know that e. coli is a threat to human health that is transmitted by food. But what foods specifically? How is it controlled, and how can we protect ourselves from it as eaters and food producers? How to prevent E.Coli in food processing?  Also read: Food Safety: Post-Harvest Removal of Pesticide ResidueFood Safety: The Dangers of Salmonella in Food ProcessingFood Safety Habits to Practice in Your Kitchen What is E. Coli in Food Processing? Escherichia coli or better

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Food Safety Habits to Practice in Your Kitchen

Food Safety Habits to Practice in Your Kitchen

If you want to attract customers to your dining establishment, you not only have to elevate the ambiance, decor, and cleanliness of the seating area but also establish a food safety mindset in yourself and your employees. Because, after all, customers’ dining experience does not end with dining in your restaurant—if they fall sick or contract a disease after eating at your establishment, they are sure to blame the food you serve. Still, it would not end there because they

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Food Safety: The Dangers of Salmonella in Food Processing

Salmonella is one of the most common bacterial causative agents of intestinal diseases across the world. High-risk foods such as raw meat or products made from eggs can transfer salmonella bacteria into our system when eaten raw or undercooked. Sometimes salmonella can also be found in plant-based food, and when they are not subject to heat treatment, they can also cultivate the bacteria in our gut.  Also read: Food Safety: Post-Harvest Removal of Pesticide ResidueThe Complete Guide to the BOEING

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Food Safety: Post-Harvest Removal of Pesticide Residue

Pesticides are one of the major inputs used for increasing the agricultural productivity of crops. However, the pesticide residues left to a variable extent in the food materials after harvesting are beyond the control of consumers and may have detrimental effects on human health. Therefore, it is essential to get rid of any pesticide residue from fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables before consuming them.  However, it is neither easy to tell how much pesticide each crop contains nor

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The Importance of Having Kitchen Risk Assessment Checklist For Restaurant and Cafe

The Importance of Having a Kitchen Risk Assessment

Kitchen Risk Assessments for Cafe and Restaurant Health and safety are important aspects of any workplace. Working in a kitchen environment has its own unique health and safety. Therefore, each kitchen should conduct a risk assessment test to determine what reasonable steps can be taken to eliminate the potential hazard and ensure the safety of management, kitchen staff, and customers. Here’s a step by step guide on conducting a kitchen safety risk assessment and the areas you need to cover.

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