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Round 3: International Food Safety Round Up

It has been a while but here is the newest international food safety round up! What has the world seen in the past few months in the world of food safety?

Ireland: Living Life On The Edge

A new survey around Ireland found that half of Irish adults prefer to consume undercooked burgers. The survey showed that 965 of the Irishmen surveyed consider themselves well-informed with food safety. But when it comes to consuming burgers, 51% say they still eat it despite the risk.

Safefood (an Irish organisation that promotes food safety) is set to warn consumers about the dangers of eating undercooked burgers. Since patties are made out of mincemeat, there is a higher chance of bacteria since the bacteria on the surface is mixed into the middle. Unless the patty is well cooked, there is still a chance the bacteria will remain.

China: Guangzhou’s Food Safety Campaign

As a country that does not have the cleanest track record. But they are seeking to change all that. Guangzhou recently held a food safety campaign. It highlighted the food scandals that have rocked the province. For example, Chinese herbal tea mixed with Western medication, food imported from radioactive zones and frozen beef produced in an epidemic area. These stories and other ‘food crimes’ were used to promote better food safety.

U.S.A.: Bad Salad at Las Vegas

A food inspector was shocked by the state of Sweet Poke – a salad chain located in Las Vegas. The fridge was broken, the raw food was not checked for freshness, unclean and old utensils are just some of the issues that were found. Needless to say, the store was shut down.

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