How Food Packaging Helps Keep Us Safe and Making Informed Choices

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Before our food reaches the shelves of our supermarket — and eventually, our refrigerator and cabinets at home — it’s been through many hands and places. It usually has to go through packaging machines, food sealing machines, a food metal detector, and undergo an X-ray food inspection, all to make sure that the final product is safe to consume. This is important, given that every year just under 50 million people get sick, almost 130,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 people pass away from foodborne diseases. Obviously, those who work in the food industry want to keep this number decreasing and make sure that all food is safe for consumption. X-ray food inspections are an importan Continue reading

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