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What is the importance of food sanitation?

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December 19, 2014 4:46PM

Food sanitation is important because food can contain bacteria and other harmful substances. For fruits and vegetables, washing them thoroughly is important to remove any pesticides or other chemicals that might have been used in growing them. It also removes dirt, which can contain harmful bacteria. The same is true for fresh beans, corn, and other crops. Sanitation is important when processing foods so impurities which might cause spoilage are eliminated.