Need help with my writing homework on Whether chemical residue damage human. Write a 2500 word paper answering; A review of the literature reveals that the HAV is capable of surviving in and being transmitted through frozen foods. By design, the proposed study is a case-control study. The 27 people alleged to have contracted the virus after eating the said berries will serve as the cases while the remaining 38 will constitute the controls. The particulars of the participants will be obtained from the Department of Health. The results will be analyzed using SPSS. Data analysis will be followed by a discussion of the same and relevant recommendations made.
In Australia, it is estimated that on any given day, there are 11,500 cases of food poisoning. In a year, food poisoning costs the country AU $2.6 billion (Center for Science in the Public Interest, 2005). As of March 17, 2015, 65 cases of Hepatitis A had been reported in Australia compared to 81 cases same time last year(Australina Government, 2015). Of the 65 cases, 27 were linked to Chinese frozen berries manufactured by Nanna. In all the 27 cases, the victims reported having eaten Nanna’s frozen berries within fifteen to fifty days of the onset of the symptoms. The strong epidemiological association is has been strengthened by genotyping. Following the incident, four products including the 1kg pack of Nanna’s Mixed Berries, were recalled from the Chinese market. Only Nanna’s Mixed Berries had been linked with the outbreak. the other three products were recalled as a precaution. During its media update on the outbreak in March, the Department of Health advised anyone who had eaten the recalled frozen berries and felt unwell to see their GP soonest possible.
China is the world’s largest agricultural economy and one the leading agricultural exporters (Food and Water Watch, 2011). However, since the 1990s, Chinese food standards have fallen below international standards, raising serious concerns over consumer safety (Ortega, Wang, Wu, Olynk, & Bai, 2012).