The Current Role of Research in Food Safety Research A critical comparison of qualitative and quantitative methods Introduction Food safety is an issue in the food industry that needs to be investigated through scientific research methods. Food safety can be compromised with bacterial contamination from bacterial sources such as salmonella from the food supply including poultry. There are significant benefits from controlling salmonella infection in poultry. There may be some costs associated with preventing salmonella contamination of our food supplies but according to findings from a study by Kangas et al., (2007), the savings from public health costs due to a Finnish Salmonella Control program indicated that the salmonella control...The end:
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