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The a-Z of Food Safety

The a-Z of Food Safety


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Published by: ramesh on Oct 06, 2008
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There are two principal offences relating to food safety, namely:

a)rendering food injurious to health; and

b)selling food not complying with the food safety requirements.



Rendering food injurious to health

In the first case, any person who renders any food injurious to health by means

of any of the following operations, namely:

a)adding any article or substance to food;

b)using any article or substance as an ingredient in the preparation of


c)abstracting any constituent from the food; and

d)subjecting the food to any other process or treatment,

with the intent that it shall be sold for human consumption, shall be guilty of

an offence.

In determining whether food is injurious to health, regard shall be had:

a)not only to the probable effect of that food on the health of the consumer;


b)also the probable cumulative effect of food of substantially the same

composition on the health of a person consuming it in ordinary


[Food Safety Act 1990]

This requirement is not new and is principally concerned with the offence of

adding other materials to food, for instance to increase weight, to enhance the

flavour of unfit food, or subjecting the food to some form of treatment which

improves it in some way.

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