Foodborne illness can be very serious and even life-threatening to some consumers, especially children, pregnant women, elderly, and those with impaired immune systems or allergies. Effective control of foodborne illness is vital, not only to avoid adverse effects on human health..
Evidence from the earliest historical writings indicates that governing authorities were already the concerned with codifying rules to protect consumers from dishonest practices in the sale of food. Assyrian tablets described the method to be used.
The statistics on foodborne illness speak for themselves. Regulatory officials and the retail and food service industries they regulate must partner with each other if we are to prevent or reduce foodborne illness. This Manual was This Manual was prepared.
Essential Food Safety Training (EFST) is a program developed by the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority. It requires all food handlers operating within the Emirate sof Abu Dhabi to gain a knowledge and understanding that will help to ensure food is handled safely throughout food chain.