How often should waste be removed from the food production areas?

Food production is one of the important processes in this world which acts act as a major fuel for the life of humans. It is important to keep the environment clean around the shop i.e., remove the wastes on a regular basis in order to reduce the attraction of bacteria that grows inside. It is advisable to clean the waste regularly in the food production areas because it not only attracts the pest but also contaminates the product that is manufactured. It produces heavy smell and toxic GHG gases which is harmful to the surrounding and the customer will hesitate to enter into the shop where the waste appears.

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How often should the kitchen bin be empty?

There are many people who are cleaning their bin every few days, it is based on the size of your family and amount the cooking. It should be noted that the food wastes should be removed every day whatever the size may be, you should not allow the bacteria and virus inside the home yourself, which is harmful to young and older aged people. Some of the people will be affected by the allergy, to avoid this situation, it is advisable to clean your kitchen at the moment of finishing the work, or the wasted food can be given to the roadside animals like dogs and cows.

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How is Food Waste disposed of?

Every year in the UK, approximately 40% of the food products are wasted, and it is about 133 billion pounds of food waste. If that food is donated, it will be served to around 25 million people, instead, the people are wasting the food though the one-time food is a dream for most of the people.

Food waste can be disposed of in a number of ways like composting, incineration, and anaerobic digestion. The composting is done to convert the organic matter in the food waste into useful fertilizer for agricultural products. The process of anaerobic digestion converts the harmful bacteria to the biogas and slurry. In the process of incineration, the wastes are burnt at a high temperature which is used to generate energy. These three processes can be done easily compared to other methods and the wastes that are not disposed of it is reused and recycled to produce fresh material.

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Importance of disposing of the food waste safely

In the US there are tons of food are produced by every family each year, and the wastes are transported to the landfills which emit harmful GHG gases and can attract pests easily. It is harmful to the environment and surrounding and the land where the wastes are collected, and the gases produced by the decomposed waste will result in the normal climatic change even result in global warming.

No matter whether the place is a home, office, or industry it is important to dispose of the food waste regularly because it is live proof for polluting the environment and causing diseases by attracting pests and insects. The harmful bacteria and viruses will be generated inside the food waste, and it generates a heavy smell that cannot be handled by a human. It is not only dangerous for human but also for the animals which are eating the decomposed food.

Which Food safety hazards result from Poor Waste Management?

Food is the primary thing for a living being to lead their life. This is common for all animals, plants, insects, and humans. Food safety hazards causing various infections from food. There may be many problems like food poisoning, attracting pests, if the food is not secured. If your business is related to the food industry then food safety is a must to provide good and healthy food to the customers.

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Dumping food waste into the land or a closed area will produce an enormous smell that cannot be handled by humans. The waste food will easily be decomposed and will attract the pests like ants, cockroaches, and some other insects. So waste management of food is very important to keep our environment and life healthy.

HACCP

The HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point. The HACCP principles are used to prevent food safety and to estimate the hazards faced when the food is not maintained properly. The HACCP principles revise the current status of food industry operation and it will upgrade or provide safety measures for the unwanted risks.

Food safety hazards from poor waste management

Food safety hazards 

There will be many problems faced by humans if the food waste is not disposed of properly or the poor waste management. The issues like food poisoning, attracting insects, produces smell and GHG, etc., But majorly the hazards of food safety are categorized into four types:

  1. Biological Hazards
  2. Chemical Hazards
  3. Physical Hazards
  4. Allergenic Hazards

 Biological Hazards

The biological hazard refers to the micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses. The micro-organisms contaminate food and will produce tedious toxins which will lead to serious illness. The bacteria can be easily produced in the dead organism and the decomposed wastes. There is a statistic showing that bacteria can double their number in their zone. That wide composed wastes be a Danger zone for humans. The danger zone is between 8°C and 60°C. In this danger zone, the bacteria can double their number every 20 minutes. When the temperature is below 8°C, the doubling number of bacteria will be reduced and slowly make it pause. When the temperature is above 20°C, the bacteria will be killed.

Some of the micro-organisms that produce in food are,

  • Salmonella
  • Campylobacter
  • Listeria
  • Norovirus

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Chemical Hazards

The contamination of food can also be done by chemicals. So be sure that the food is away from the chemicals. The toxins produced by chemicals will lead to severe diarrhea. You must aware of which the food is not treated with chemicals previously. Chemicals like mycotoxins, pesticides, NaNO3, chemicals used in the kitchen, and pest control are dangerous to human health which cause unimaginable illness.

Physical Hazards

The physical hazards include the mistakes which are done by us. This will cause damage to ourselves. While handling the food we must aware that the food is covered properly and it is not affected earlier. While decomposing, if there are any plastic or glass pieces inside the food, it will be easy for insects or bacteria to stick with that. So avoid using physical elements near food practices.

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Allergenic Hazards

Basically, allergic reactions produce in the human body by the infection caused by food. This is simply called food poisoning. This will not leave our body parts to work normally. It causes dysentery and continuous vomiting. This is extremely dangerous to human health. So, ensure the safety of the food before consuming. You must aware that the food is securely handled and dressed.