Food safety and quality


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The term ""food safety"" is understood by reference to those hazards that may make food injurious to the health of a consumer. There is universal agreement on the need for safe food. ""Food Quality"" refers to all the attributes that influence the value of a product to the consumer. Quality includes positive attributes such as origin, colour, texture, processing method for food, etc., as well as negative attributes such as adulteration, fraud, spoilage or contamination Conceptually, food safety is a sub-part and a sine-qua-non element of food quality. However, in practice, food safety and the other aspects of food quality are often considered separately. The distinction between safety and quality has implications for public policy and influences the nature and...