Food processors in the United States, as well as globally, play a critical role in providing safe meat, beverages, snacks, produce, and ingredients that are free from harmful foodborne pathogens like salmonella and E. coli.
Producing food that is free of contaminants is a challenging endeavor, as even the tiniest trace of harmful substances can lead to illness. Annually, around 48 million Americans fall ill due to consuming contaminated food, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 fatalities. Vulnerable populations, such as young children, older adults, pregnant women, and individuals with weakened immune systems, are particularly at risk of foodborne illnesses.
Maintaining a safe food supply chain necessitates the commitment of responsible and forward-thinking business owners and plant managers, as well as the full cooperation of all staff members. In the realm of food processing, ensuring food safety is a shared responsibility. For more detailed information, please refer to the accompanying resource.
This infographic was created by Key Technology, provider of industrial meat processing equipment