FOOD 2010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Phenylketonuria, Antigen, Risk Assessment

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Food safety is a concern for the food industry. Haccp systems are becoming widespread throughout the food industry to ensure food safety. Every year, many die b/c eating improperly prepared pufferfish that has been contaminated by tetrodotoxin after coming in contact with organs of the fish. Tetrodoxin neurotoxin known to cause mild tingling at low levels of exposure. To reduce risks, chefs who prepare it are licensed. Risk assessment and risk management terms in industry and regulatory circles to describe the process of evaluating hazards and risks. Risk is always associated with a probability of something happening not certain something will happen but nothing is risk free. Pufferfish example = voluntary risk b/c the diner can chose whether or not to eat the fish. But, many food safety concerns involve involuntary risks consumers don"t have much opportunity to make informed choices about the products they are eating. Regulatory policy is there to manage involuntary risk.

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