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Animals and Human Safety Food Zoonosis
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Food Safety Comparative risks Food safety assurance
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Comparative Risks Relative risk of death from various circumstances ( Deaths per million) - auto accident 220 - drowning 38 - fire-related 29 - Lightning .60 - Botulism .02 - Salmonellosis .01
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Food Safety Hazards 1). Microbial contamination 2). Naturally occurring toxicants 3). Environmental contaminants (production drugs)
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Microbial Contamination Molds, viruses, bacteria, yeasts and parasites Most situations arise from improper handling of food in the home or restaurant Very few situations (< 3%) are the result of food manufacturing defects.
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Naturally Occurring Toxicants Many situations where plants are toxic to animals. Considerably less where a natural toxicant in animals affects humans: - Blowfish (if it is cut wrong, then toxin is released) - BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy)
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Environmental Contaminants These would include hormones, pesticides and other additives. There actually is an excellent inspection and
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2010 for the course ANS 150 taught by Professor Jamoore during the Fall '08 term at N.C. State.

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