The prevention of food-borne outbreaks is preached but the methods widely adopted by industry "solution" providers and regulators are terribly flawed and unreliable. I have made it my mission to expose the flaws. Even the U.S. proposed Food Safety Modernization Act with emphasis on Hazard Analysis and Risk-based “Preventive” Controls has failed right from the starting blocks. I started to point this out in 2013 citing the reasons why I know it has failed in my predictions -
Food poisoning agents may be detected from here to eternity, without people committing to exerting proper controls consistently, the war will continue to be lost. With a proper understanding of the facts and realities, the industry needs to be mobilized to achieve better results.
We have the knowledge and the provisions. We only need the right motivation which is our personal safety as consumers. I would ordinarily think that, collectively, we also already have that motivation but the displayed attitudes are disappointing to say the least. Can we do any better? Are there better strategies to adopt than we already have? The intention is to provide some answers to these questions through the GCSE-FHP blog posts and similar commentaries elsewhere. Join the Conversation!