A foodborne hazard is any biological, chemical, or physical agent that is present in food and has the potential to cause harm to human health.
HACCP is typically used in commercial food production and preparation, but the principles of HACCP can be applied to home food safety as well. The goal of HACCP is to identify and control potential hazards in the food production and preparation process in order to ensure the safety of the food. While the specific steps of HACCP may need to be adapted for use in a home kitchen, the basic principles can still be applied.
Foodborne illness can have significant costs for individuals, businesses, and society as a whole. These costs can be financial, such as medical expenses and lost productivity, as well as non-financial, such as the impact on quality of life and overall well-being. For individuals, the costs of foodborne illness can include medical expenses, such as hospitalization […]