Food hygiene is an important aspect of running a food business. In 2015, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) cited increasing evidence of food poisoning cases in the country.
“Food poisoning from harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances caused the deaths of some two million people, mostly children, yearly worldwide,” said CAP president S. M. Mohamed Idris in conjunction with World Health Day. “In the US alone, 48 million food poisoning cases occurred annually, causing an average 3,000 deaths per year.”
“Malaysia has not been spared from fatalities caused by unsafe food. An average of 8,000 food poisoning cases are reported yearly in the country. It was only the tip of the iceberg as many cases go unreported.”
Precautionary measures must be taken to ensure that customers do not contract food poisoning. Negligence in food safety can lead to a bad name for your outlet or stall if food safety is not given due attention.
Be aware of these biological dangers!