The food that we eat is a source of nourishment and nutrition, but it can also be a source of diseases and illness. The difference between food as fuel for life and food as a source of ill-health depends on the quality and purity of the food consumed. This is where the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) perform its vital function. C Mahadevan, HSE Consultant and Chemical expert examines various aspects of food safety and related legislations in our country.
In order to prepare and consume foods that are healthy, food safety is vital. Food safety is especially important to avoid sickness that can lead to symptoms of diarrhoea, vomiting, stomachache, headache, or nausea. The easiest way to avoid contamination is to simply wash hands before preparing a meal, but there are many other overlooked safety measures.
(Read the full article in the December Issue of Safety Messenger Magazine)