Physical contamination of food

Physical contaminants include stones, pieces of glass, and metal. Physical contamination can occur at any stage of the food chain: for example, stones, bones, twigs, pieces of shell or foreign objects can enter food during handling and preparation. These materials should be removed, if possible, for example by sieving or picking out the items with clean fingers.

Last modified: Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 12:06 AM