food safety

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Policies, strategies, and tactics sanctioned by laws and regulations, monitored and enforced by national, state, provincial, and/or local public health authorities, aimed at ensuring that all aspects of production, distribution, marketing, and preparation of food are safe, free from contamination by harmful toxins, disease agents, etc. Food safety is an important component of routine public health protection in all organized societies, although food standards vary.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Law.

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