Investigating into the effects of market waste as a means of food contamination

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Investigating into the effects of market waste as a means of food contamination

Background to the study

Food safety in the local market is one of the key areas of focus in public health, because it affects people of every age, race, gender, and income level around the world. The local marketing continues to have significant impacts on food safety and health of the public.

Improper market waste have proven over the years to be an easy way of food contamination.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized food contamination as a global challenge in several documents and reports. It is clearly acknowledged in a statement: “food contamination that occurs in one place may affect the health of consumers living on the other side of the planet. In fact, a vast majority of people experience a foodborne or waterborne disease at some point in their lives worldwide. Therefore, consumption of contaminated foods causes illness in millions of people and many die as a result of it. This scenario makes “food contamination” a serious issue. The list of food contamination challenges is very long and keeps growing.