Food safety is an issue that not too many people think about in their day to day lives. California Safe Food was designed to provide information to people regarding food safety and the processes and procedures used to safeguard the food supply. We also provide insights about healthy eating and other related topics.
Some of the dangers from food are food contamination, food allergies, food storage issues, and illnesses caused by unsafe or poorly prepared foods. Food can become contaminated when it becomes spoiled and contains bacteria, fungi, mold, and other pathogens and microorganisms. Around 76 million people in the United States are affected by food poisoning and contamination each year with about 5,000 food related deaths.
Food storage can also affect food safety and spoilage rates. Common mistakes include putting too much food in the refrigerator, using large containers instead of small ones, and not removing excess water from food before storage.
Food related illnesses can cause health problems ranging from temporary discomfort to hospitalization and even death. Some common illnesses are caused by Campylobacter, salmonella, e-coli, Clostridium botulinum, and calicivirus. Feel free to browse our website for more information about food safety issues and related topics.