The burden of
food safety has for many years been placed on the consumers and how they handle
and prepare the food. With the many product recalls it is evident that it
begins at the processing plants and not just consumer households.
There are many
avenues that bacteria can get into food while still at the processing plants.
The focus has moved from quality to quantity so as to get maximum production in
the shortest time possible. Rules may indeed have been set by the different
regulatory bodies like the FDA and USDA but people are still falling sick and
even dying from bacteria in food every single year. The cost is now estimated
to be $1 billion a year taken by lost wages and medical costs.
are comprised of different ingredients. If anything contaminated or at high
risk of contamination is put in processed food then the chances of there being
bacteria in the food are very high. Some meat processing plants try to get the
most out of the animals while making ground beef. They get cheaper cuts that
would be prone to direct contact with animal feces. Feces contain E. coli which
is a harmful bacterium.
Some of these
ingredients come from different providers to make one single product that is
marketed by another company. As a result tracing the origin of the bacteria may
products on shelves requires faster production. This also affects farming since
commercial farms apply synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and even antibiotics
to ensure that the crops grow to optimal sizes in the shortest time possible.
aspect of the food industry including animal feeds, factories and farm
production of fruits and vegetables are exposed to all these chemicals which
have been linked to poisoning, infertility, damage to the nervous system and
Claims that the
plastic bottles and tubs are contaminants have been refuted since the chemicals
referred to (formaldehyde) are very little in amount and actually occur naturally
in some fruits. However another culprit has been identified (Bisphenol A or
BPA) as a chemical substance that mimics the action of estrogen. This would potentially interfere with
fertility and health in general.
BPA is used to
make clear hard plastic items like baby bottles, plates and tumblers. It has
already been banned from baby bottles in the US and Europe and France will
prohibit its use in food packaging as from 2015.
The sources of
contamination are wide and varied which begs the question, food recalls may get
the product off shelves but do they really address the actual cause of
About Adamant Valves.
Founded in 2002, Adamant Valves, as a global manufacturer and
valves supplier, has grown to become one of the leading valves manufacturers
for high precision stainless steel sanitary valves, pumps and pipe fittings.
Adamant Valves uses advanced numerical control machine tools, processing and
testing facilities to ensure that our products will meet your expectations for
reliable performance and quality.