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  • Food safety and security are important because every year millions of people become sick from food and waterborne diseases.
  • Occurrences of such diseases can easily escalate to a food emergency situation which could adversely impact economies and livelihoods through reduced availability and consumption, closure of export markets and the exorbitant cost of addressing the effects of the threat.
  • It is important to analyze both raw and finished products to avert such disastrous consequences.