The food borne illness can be avoided if food is handled properly. Food can transmit disease from person to person as well as serve as a growth medium for bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Debates on genetic food safety include such issues as impact of genetically modified food on health of further generations and genetic pollution of environment, which can destroy natural biological diversity. This has surged interest in the food safety industry in the last several years.
The ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System (FSMS) is emerging as the accepted standard worldwide.