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Discussion Question: Food Contamination, Processing and Distribution Issues (10 points)
The presence of a foreign object or substance can pose a significant issue when it comes to consumer confidence with a product.
- What is the difference between tampering and contamination in the food process?
- How can the discovery of foreign material(s)/objects affect the consumer confidence of a particular product?
- Identify and summarize an example of either intentional tampering or an accidental contamination of a product.