Every day around the world, thousands of people suffer from food poisoning. Many of these will
be very ill and some of them will die. Those most at risk include the very young, the elderly,
persons who are already ill and pregnant women and this can be avoided with a good practice of
cleaning and paying special attention to certain types of foods.
Health and safety in food involves all those measures necessary to protect people health by
protecting food from hazards i.e. anything that could cause harm. Food handlers must be aware of
the hazards associated with the cooking and how these hazards can be controlled.
+ There are 4 types of hazards, they may be: microbiological, physical, chemical or allergenic.
You cannot see them without a microscope. Most bacteria are harmless but some cause food
poisoning and food spoilage.
Health and safety and - Food poisoning bacteria are found everywhere but especially on and in raw
food, people, insects, rodents, pets, refuse and waste food. These are known as sources of food
+ What conditions do bacteria need to multiply?
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