- outbreak /OUT-breyk/
- precautionary /pri-KAW-shuh-nuh-ree/
- detect /dih-TEKT/
- inspection /in-SPEK-shuhn/
- contamination /kuhn-tam-uh-ney-shuhn/
[noun] – a time when something suddenly begins, especially a disease or something else dangerous or unpleasant
They conducted a study on the seasonal outbreaks of malaria in Kenya.
[adjective] – intended to prevent something unpleasant or dangerous from happening
Precautionary evacuation of the area is taking place due to wildfires.
[verb] – to discover something, usually using special equipment
The group detected high levels of lead in the village’s atmosphere.
[noun] – the act of looking at something carefully in order to discover information
The whole building is closed for the police inspection.
[noun] – the process of making something dirty or poisonous, or the state of containing unwanted or dangerous substances :
Officials have warned citizens of possible water contamination.
Sainsbury’s has asked customers not to consume the product and to return it to their nearest Sainsbury’s store, where they will receive a full refund. Food processing company Cranswick said a routine inspection at its plant had detected salmonella in “a limited number of cooked chicken products” prepared there. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. Cranswick has been working with FSA to find the “possible cause of the contamination”.
- Have you ever heard of any food safety issues in your country? If yes, please tell me about them.
- What factors do you consider before buying food products?
- What would you do if you were the CEO of a company affected by the salmonella outbreak?
- Do you think UK stores could have prevented the recall of chicken products?
- In your opinion, how can we ensure food safety at home?