Importance Of Food In Food

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How does food get to your plate? Do you mind finding out how it is stored, handled and prepared? According to a survey in Food Standards Agency in UK, around 5.5 million people in the UK suffer from food poisoning each year and, among these, 4.2 million believe that their illness was caused by food eaten outside their home. Food poisoning is a serious health problem. It can cause severe illness and even death. That’s why we should care to choose wisely what we eat. Most fruits and vegetables that are bought in supermarkets are often sprayed with pesticides and preservatives that are harmful to our body. It endangers our lives although it does not cause instant death. What more if it is not stored, handled, and cooked properly? To prevent food-borne illnesses, food production should consist of three vital process: food handling, cooking, and storage. Storage, to be able to cook, it is important to know how the food was stored to make sure it is safe to eat. Some food need to be kept in the fridge to help stop bacteria growing. Despite all that, some germs/bacteria can still grow at cold temperature. Raw meat and poultry should be in covered containers at the coldest part of the fridge to slow down the bacteria from growing. Otherwise, it will rot in mere hours. Food should always be stored in clean non-toxic washable containers with a tight fitting lid or be covered with foil or plastic film. Fruit and vegetables should be handled carefully to avoid bruising and

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