Food Hazards . Hazard 1 (Codex) : ‘ A biological, chemical or physical agent in, or condition of, food with the potential to cause an adverse health ef fect.’ Significant hazards ( International Life Sciences Institute- ILSI ) :
‘A biological, chemical or physical agent in, or condition of, food with the potential to cause an adverse health effect.’
‘ Hazards that are of such a nature that their elimination or reduction to an acceptable level is essential to the production of safe Foods. ’
Differentiation should be made between foreign bodies capable of physically injuring a consumer and those that present only an esthetic problem.
Presence of flies indicates the existence in the plant environment of putrefying and decaying matter in which they breed.