Summary

Food safety is everybody's responsibility. Scientists are charged with identifying the agents causing foodborne infections and intoxications and studying the mechanisms of the intoxication and infection as well as working on the isolation, enumeration, characterization, and identification of the causative agents and their control by developing intervention strategies and preservation methods. The food industry uses this basic knowledge and applies it to good manufacturing practices to produce wholesome, nutritious, and safe foods by utilizing modern equipments, systems, processing techniques, and distribution systems. Government agents are charged with the responsibility of monitoring the safety of food supplies and enforcing regulation to ensure the production, distribution, and sales of wholesome foods. The consumer must also be educated in the handling of raw and cooked food at the point of purchase, as well as preparation of the food and final consumption. All parties are responsible for the food safety of all involved. The delightful book Safe Eating by Acheson and Levinson (1998) details the problems involving food safety and solutions to protect consumers in laypeople's terms and yet provides much scientific information about the entire issue of food safety and consumer protection. It is a book worth reading and studying by consumers concerned about food safety.

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

It is a well known fact that homemade food is always a healthier option for pets when compared to the market packed food. The increasing hazards to the health of the pets have made pet owners stick to containment of commercial pet food. The basic fundamentals of health for human beings are applicable for pets also.

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