FDST 100 Lecture 7: FDST7

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Lecture 7
Food Safety and Quality
Food Safety- deals with ensuring that food products are safe for consumption.
Food are free from biological, chemical and physical hazards.
Food Quality- deals with the attributes of food product. These include overall
appearance, color, aroma, texture and flavor.
Food Safety
The most important area of concern for responsible food companies
Food safety policies are considered non-negotiable
A major recall or outbreak can put a company out of business
Lack of effective food safety program leads to:
o Product recalls
o Illness outbreaks
o Consumer complaints
o Regulatory investigations
o Legal consequences
o Poor reputation
o Loss of sales
Main Food Safety Concerns
Microbiological
o Bacterial
o Viral
o Parasitic
Chemical
o Allergens
o Cleaning chemicals
o Drug residues (seafood)
Physical
o Foreign materials
Public Health Impact Foodborne Illnesses
Illnesses
48 million
Hospitalizations
128,000
Deaths
3,000
Recalls and Outbreaks
Blue Bell ice cream- Listeria monocytogenes
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