The safety is the inability that something or someone presents to inflict harm on another individual or a person, that is to say, when something or someone is said to be harmless, it will be because there is a proven reason that demonstrated that this or that does not hurt.
Inability of someone or something to cause harm
Normally, the word innocuousness is used in relation to substances that human beings manipulate in their daily chores or jobs, or failing that in some situation and by x circumstance, and that do not cause harm while that manipulation lasts; Of course, that doubt is cleared once the pertinent study is carried out that decrees its safety, or when it is confirmed that the people who handled it were unharmed and did not present any consequences for having touched it.
The relevance of this issue in food safety to avoid health problems
And on the other hand, the use of the word is recurrent at the request of the food safety.
Food, because it is also freely manipulated by human beings, is that it must be carefully studied before being ingested in order to avoid diseases or conditions that can endanger health and in some extreme cases even the life of a person, if is that they consume some food that lacks the aforementioned quality of innocuousness.
Safety is a basic concept within public health and therefore essential when it comes to the food trade.
A food that has been found to have a deviation in the parameters set as normal must be excluded from stores and reported to the corresponding public health authorities to prevent it from continuing to circulate and reaching the hands of consumers.
If this happened it would be really very serious because the health of hundreds of people would be at risk and this cannot happen in any way when it is already noticed that the food has caused some harm in someone.
There are laws created for this purpose to generate the corresponding inspections that allow evaluating the merchandise that is marketed, as well as they establish the commitment that gastronomic entrepreneurs must assume to offer those who control all the necessary information about the product.
Periodic and surprise visits are also established to guarantee that the expected health conditions are always met.
Basic conditions of good handling
It is important that food is prepared, stored and handled properly, according to the characteristics they present, in order to avoid food poisoning; it is very important to comply with the conditions of cleaning (frequently washing hands and cooking surfaces), separation (prevents cross contamination) cook properly and cool quickly those foods that demand it.
Such conditions stated above must be observed both at home and in those public places where food is sold, although, in the latter case, it is also necessary for the state to take care of carrying out the corresponding sanitary controls in the aforementioned places, closing those that are not following the required basic hygiene measures.
However, beyond the measures that are taken and the controls that are carried out, this did not prevent misfortunes from occurring in some circumstances, such as loss of human life.
The specialty that is dedicated to such tasks is called bromatology. It addresses the issue globally, that is, it intervenes at all stages, deals with production, handling, conservation, processing, distribution and its association with health.
Medicines in the magnifying glass too
Medicines must also respond to quality standards, since their mission is to solve people's health problems, for example, the importance of marketing them in correct conditions, without being expired, that they have been previously tested and approved to go out to free sale, or that do not have the proper approval of the competent body.
We can apply the concept in relation to issues or events, for example, to refer to the little significance that an event presents.
For example, we use it very commonly, as we have already seen, to refer that events do not present complications. The same as before we talked about food or medicine, when all of them are said to be innocuous, it is because they do not have the capacity to cause damage in the normal course of things, or in someone's body, as appropriate.