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chapter 12 - CH APTER 12 Consumers in the U.S. and Canada...

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Unformatted text preview: CH APTER 12 Consumers in the U.S. and Canada enjoy the safest, most pleasing, and most abundant food supply in the world. (p.444) TH E FOOD AN D DRUG ADMI N I STRATI ON (FDA) I ts biggest concerns Microbial food-borne illness Natural toxins in foods Nutrients in foods I ntentional food additives Residues in food environmental contaminants pesticides animal drugs OTHER AGENCI ES THAT MONI TOR OUR FOOD SUPPLY CDC EPA FDA USDA WHO (p.444) MI GHTY MI CROBES (p.512-514) I nfection vs. I ntoxication Pasteurization DI D YOU PASS THE FOOD SAFETY QUI Z? (p.441) THE FOUR KEEPERS Keep hot foods hot (140) Keep cold foods cold Keep raw foods separate Keep your hands and the kitchen clean (p.453) HOW LONG DO YOU KEEP YOUR LEFTOVERS? (p.451) Take the quizHowd you do? P. 450 check out Table 12-3 I RRADI ATI ON exposing foods to gamma rays from the radioactive compound cobalt 60 Food irradiation enhances the safety and quality of the food supply and helps protect consumers from food-borne illness.(p.461) FDA APPROVED PROS vs. CONS kills almost all microorganisms present in food eliminates need to quarantine and spray fresh produce with pesticides kills mold spores slows decay in fruits and veggies 40 yrs of research on animals shows it to be non-toxic Foods need to be labeled with the radura symbol...
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This note was uploaded on 07/01/2011 for the course NTR 101 taught by Professor Hendry during the Spring '10 term at Holyoke CC.

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