As living beings, we all need to consume various kinds of foods in order to survive and make sure that our bodies get the right nutrients in necessary quantities. But just eating food at random won’t actually accomplish this task: in order to live healthy lives free of diseases, we also need to careful regarding the way the food we consume is harvested, prepared as well as consumed. Only and only then can we say that we have been able to implement proper safety standards when it comes to food preparations.
The benefits provided by taking these necessary precautions are far too many to be able to write them all down. Nevertheless, here is a comprehensive list which covers all the major points that are provided by proper food safety standards:
Food not only tastes better when it is prepared in the right way, but it will also be richer in nutrients. This is the same for both vegetable and animal produce, and it also explains why certain types of food can only be prepared in a select few ways. Some of these methods may actually serve to kill germs while still preserving the natural nutrient value of food, minimizing the denaturing and destruction of vitamins and minerals.
This is definitely the most important thing when talking about food safety standards. Modern discoveries and the implementation of new ways to detect and combat malignant microorganism have helped us to develop a society that lives longer and suffers from fewer diseases that are directly caused due to the unsafe consumption of food. Thanks to these developments, we now have the safest pork in Philippines and beef that humankind has ever consumed.
Acknowledgement of Animal Rights
Unless you are a vegetarian, you are bound to consume meat products in some quantity. In the early days, little was done in order to protect animal rights of the livestock that was to be eventually butchered and sold at meat stalls. This practice is not only cruel to animals themselves, but it impacts us in a negative manner too: mistreatment of livestock leads to animals getting stressed and easily affected by diseases, which will, in turn, affect humans who consume their meat. Thus, European pig welfare programs were directly or indirectly formed due to advancements in food safety standards.
Implementation of better food safety standards has also reduced unnecessary wastages by promoting better management of available resources. Agricultural processes have become more efficient, which is a pretty big deal considering that we have to satisfy an increasing human population with the same amount of land available for cultivations.