Sunday, June 24, 2012

FOOD SAFETY ISSUES IN FOOD PROCESSING. PART-III


Sanitary and Hygienic Requirements for Meat processing units:
Ø      Meat processing unit should be located in areas not subjected to regular and frequent flooding and free from objectionable odours, smoke dust and other contaminants;
Ø       Roadways and areas serving the meat processing unit which are within its boundaries or in its immediate vicinity should have a hard paved surface suitable for wheeled traffic. There should be adequate drainage and provision for cleaning;

Monday, June 18, 2012


Food Safety: means assurance that food is acceptable for human consumption
according to its intended use.
Food Safety Management System” means the adoption Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Hygienic Practices, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point and such other practices as may be specified by regulation, for the food business.
Unsafe food” means an article of food whose nature, substance or quality is so affected as to render it injurious to health

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

FOOD SAFETY ISSUES IN FOOD PROCESSING.


                   India is one of the world’s largest producers as well as consumer of food products, which plays an important role in contributing to the development of our economy.  Food and food products are the largest consumption category in India. Domestically, the spending on food and food products amounts to nearly 21% of the gross domestic product of the country and constitutes the largest portion of the Indian consumer spending more than a 31% share of wallet.