• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Food is a concern to both manufactures and consumers. Explain how a food manufacturer and local authorities can ensure that food poisoning risks are reduced.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Food is a concern to both manufactures and consumers. Explain how a food manufacturer and local authorities can ensure that food poisoning risks are reduced. The term food poisoning actually means disease resulting from ingestion of food contaminated with a toxin produced by a micro organism. The most common types of food according to nhsdirect.com are Campylobacter, E.Coli and salmonella. These are caught from foods such as contaminated water, raw chicken, milk and eggs. According to the Food Standards Agency, it is estimated that up to 5.5 million people in the UK are affected from food poisoning each year. There are many possible ways of preventing this on both the consumers and the manufacturer's part. It is more the manufacturer's responsibility to ensure that their food that is being produced does not become contaminated. ...read more.

Middle

They can also ensure that the equipment is being used and working in an appropriate way. Staff should be trained to log any accidents that may occur, such as dropping an object into a batch of chocolate. This way the manufacturer can remove that batch and prevent anyone become ill. It may also be a good idea for the staff to keep changing rooms as far away as possible to the food. Bacteria may grow on the clothes and can easily be transferred. It is also important that the food products are stored correctly. Bacteria thrive in warm humid temperatures so it is important that chilled products must stay in the fridge or chiller. Environments such as the chiller, freezer or storage place for ambient food should be regularly cleaned to an impeccable standard. ...read more.

Conclusion

If need be, environmental health officers can close down cafe / restaurants / factories that make food if they do not meet certain standards. The second most important people to help prevent food poisoning is the consumer. It is their responsibility to make sure that the food they have bought its to be stored and cooked in the appropriate way according to the food label. It is also incredibly important that the food being carried away is being treated well whilst being transported. For example it would be a good idea for consumers to place any chilled food into a "cool box" whilst being transported. Also different food groups should be separated. In conclusion there are many stages at which food poisoning can be prevented. As long as people do their part, and precautions are taken to help maintain and healthy non-contaminated food, no one should become ill through the process. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Design and Technology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Design and Technology essays

  1. Nano technology - Screen technology is a fast changing technology area.

    Result - a brighter and more colorful display. FIELD EMITTING DEVICES Field Emitting Devices (FED) are described by many as the future of large-screen flat-panel TVs as they potentially offer the best of all possible worlds - the brightness, contrast and low production cost of a traditional CRT with the thinness of a plasma or LCD.

  2. To what extent can we talk about the design and use of ICTs as ...

    Therefore it would be much more practical and cost effective for women to design the technologies that they are more likely to use. However, "to talk about women and technology in the same breath seems strange, even incongruous. Technology is powerful, remote, incomprehensible, inhuman, scientific, expensive and- above all- male.

  1. Note Skateboards is a small up and coming skateboard deck manufacturer.

    * Events - the company holds skateboard competitions to get publicity. The company does all this to help increase sales of boards, and other stock Purchasing Function Note sends an order form for what ever stock they need to companies, which is done via email which is set up by the creditors.

  2. Design Brief - The manager of a local 'super store' has asked you to ...

    Motors and Relays 1. A relay uses induction to isolate circuits. Other inductors include motors and solenoids. A protective diode is used to prevent back emf. 2. A two-pole relay is used for motor reverse control and latched (memorised) switching.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work