Major food safety & quality control

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Major Food Safety & Quality Control

Major Food Safety & Quality Control Submitted To_ Dr. Zinia Rahman Assistant Professor Department of Genetics and Fish Breeding Faculty of Fisheries

Submitted By_ Imran Hossain 12-05-2864

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University

Food SafetyFood safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation & storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness.This includes a no. of routines that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards.In considering industry to market practices, food safety considerations include the practices relating to food labeling, food hygiene, food additives & pesticides residues as well as policies on biotechnology & food and guidelines for management of governmental import & export inspection & certification systems for foods.Food safety policies & actions need to cover the entire food chain, from production to consumption.In theory, food poisoning is 100% preventable. The five key principles of food hygiene,according to WHO, are Prevent contaminating food with pathogens spreading from people, pets & pests.Separate raw & cooked foods to prevent contaminating the cooked foods.Cook foods for the appropriate length of time & at the appropriate temperature to kill pathogens.Store food at proper temperature.Do use safe water & cooked materials.Impacts Of Food PoisoningA 2003 World Health Organization (WHO) report concluded that about 30% of several foodborne diseases are increasing in Europe.

According to the WHO & CDC , in the USA alone, annually there are 76 million cases of foodborne illness leading to 3,25,000 hospitalizations & 5000 death.Food Quality ControlFood quality is the quality characteristics of food that is acceptable to consumers.This includes external factors as appearance (size, shape, color, gloss & consistency), texture & flavor; factors such as federal grade standards & internal (chemical, physical, microbial).Food quality is an important food manufacturing requirements, because food consumers are susceptible to any form of contamination that may occur during the manufacturing process.Many consumers also rely on manufacturing & processing standard particularly to know what ingredients are present.ContinuedThere are also sanitation requirements, it is important to ensure that the food processing requirement is as clean as possible.Food quality also deals with product traceability. Ex- Ingredients & packaging suppliers should a recall of the product be reqired.It also deals with labeling issues to ensure there is correct ingredient & nutritional information.

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