chapter  1
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As vast swathes of the developing world struggle to eat enough food, many in the developed world continue to be worried by what they eat, so much so that the food safety issue remains a hot political topic. Over two-thirds of people within the European Union (EU) are worried about food safety.3 A recent survey in the UK found that two-thirds of UK consumers describe themselves as ‘very’ or ‘quite’ concerned about food safety.