A high standard of hygiene in food processing is a prerequisite for safe food production (Lelieveld et al, 2003). Food contamination is a serious health problem. It can cause severe illness and even death. It can seriously damage the reputation of a business, the reputation of the food industry, and the jobs of many workers. Sources of contamination includes; physical, chemical and microbiological contaminant and as a person who handles food you have an important responsibility to handle food safely to protect other people from getting sick, your reputation in the food industry and your business. A tomato processing plant should have a running tap water and functional toilet facility. Hygienic plant design considers the following; The factory site, the factory building, the interior of the building; walls, ceilings, floors, drainage, services, internal barriers separating manufacturing processes. Airborne contaminants such as dust, engine fuse etc should also be control. Note that persons with highly contagious diseases like tuberculosis and hepatitis-C should not work in a food processing centre.
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