Regulations to ensure food safety
When someone falls ill or dies because of contaminated food, this is not only a human disaster. It’s also very bad publicity for the company involved and may cause the market value of the business to drop. Given the impact of social media these days, the trust of customers in a certain food category may vanish. One bite of bad food may have dire economic consequences.
To avoid this, governments are imposing ever stricter regulations on how food is treated.