Public Health and Food Safety
It is imperative to have access to enough safe and sufficient food to support life and promote Good health and over 200 illnesses, ranging from cancer to diarrhea, are brought on by unsafe food that contains dangerous germs, viruses, insects, or chemical compounds. For the support for life and the development of good health, sufficient amounts of safe and Nourishing food are needed. Food, on the other hand, offers a favorable environment for the growth of microorganisms and, if tainted, can act as a carrier for bacteria, viruses, parasites, and prions, leading to food poisoning. Food chemists are also crucial in ensuring that the food generated is safe and of high quality. Food chemists use good manufacturing practices to ensure proper preparing food, processing, and storage.