Monday, May 19, 2008

What is Food Security?

In the past, security in the restaurant industry meant protecting customers and employees from violence or criminal acts. But in the current national context, food security means preventing or eliminating the deliberate contamination of food. The contaminants used are generally one of five types:

1. Biological
2. Chemical
3. Physical
4. Nuclear
5. Radioactive

Food Safety vs. Food Security

The terms "food safety" and "food security" do not mean the same thing. Food safety addresses the accidental contamination of food. Food security deals with the deliberate contamination of food with the intent of causing harm or disruption.

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