Consumers are entitled to safe, high quality foods when buying or eating. And they also have the right to make their opinions heard when it comes to procedures and standards for food control issued by governments. A free-market society also understands that the food industry is responsible for permanently observing and supervising the manufacturing and processing of goods.

Nevertheless, it is equally true that the success of any private business that sells food comes from customer satisfaction. A satisfied customer will come back and buy the same products over and over again, whereas a dissatisfied one will never set foot in the respective restaurant or store again. And chances are they will also use word-of-mouth to let all of their friends know about your bad products and give you a bad reputation. Also, someone who walks into a diner and has their purse or wallet stolen while gong to the bathroom is also less likely to come back for another meal there. The safer customers feel, the better off any business. But meeting and exceeding their demands and expectations can be difficult.

Food Control In The Food Industry

  • Food control encompasses a series of element, including food safety, quality, and value. Below we are going to have some of these factors more clearly explained to you, for a deeper understanding.

  • Food safety refers to the special standards that need to be established in terms of toxicological and microbiological hazards. It is also a term that encompasses the right procedures and practices necessary for maintaining high levels of safety. These procedures should refer to both the food that is being prepared and sold, as well as the physical security measures taken to safely guard stored food, ingredients, and kitchen equipment. Think in terms of locks or padlocks installed on refrigerators, as well as surveillance cameras in restaurants, storage rooms and warehouses, and kitchen venues. Food should not be tampered with prior to preparation, and intruders looking for easy to grab loot to take off with could easily interfere with the food found inside storage rooms or refrigerators.

  • Close ties need to be maintained with security experts, as well as authorized commercial locksmiths with experience in the field. These people can effectively assess all types of security vulnerabilities related to doors and windows, locks and alarm systems, intercoms and surveillance cameras. They can have a lock fixed or re-keyed on the spot with the help of advanced software, and recommend the best access control solutions for storage rooms for restaurants. A reliable commercial locksmith company can also assist you with cash register security solutions and other anti-burglar systems.

  • Quality standards need to be used to provide sensory characteristics in the form of appearance, taste, and palatability.

  • Moreover, the value factor needs to be used to describe consumer utility and economic advantages in the form of shelf-life or packaging. While the safety factor is shared by consumers and government forces as well, the value factor belongs exclusively to the food industry.

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