About Food Safety

Food safety can be defined as the “the avoidance of food borne pathogens, chemical toxicants and physical hazards, but also includes issues of nutrition, food quality and education.” The focus is on “microbial, chemical or physical hazards from substances than can cause adverse consequences.”

Monday, October 27, 2014

Food grade quality materials

Food grade means edible and safe. It is able to be sued in food products. In some instances, monographs in the Food Chemicals Codex prescribe tests and purity specifications that enable the flavorist to be assured that the product is food grade.

It is an authoritative book of standards for food grade chemicals, provision for its continuous revision under appropriate sponsorship and supervision is highly essential.

Legally the addition of non-food grade material to a food flavoring constitutes criminal adulteration.

Many consumers are expressing concerns over the safety and the quality of food and these concerns extending to the used of new agricultural technology in food production.

Information about food quality can be provided through labeling, brand names, price and grades. Food grades, for example are used to classify products according to certain quality characteristics.

In food processing machinery, the use of food grade material such as nylon, sealed or self-lubricating bearings are preferable. Additionally, seals should be nontoxic and nonabsorbent.

If steam is to be directly injected then any additives used in the boiling water must be food grade.

Food must be packed in any suitable medium, the packaging medium and all other ingredients shall be of food grade quality.
Food grade quality materials

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