IEH Academy

Physical Hazards & Controls

Course details

Self-Paced eLearning


15 Mins

Certificate of Completion Available

Producing and selling safe food is crucial for both businesses and consumers, to protect public health. When we consume food or beverages, we naturally expect certain qualities in terms of appearance, smell, and taste. How do you feel when you come across something in your food that doesn’t belong there? While some physical hazards may require medical attention, others simply trigger an immediate ‘yuck’ response in consumers. It’s important to recognize that not all foreign materials make food unsafe. However, physical hazards can present significant challenges, including customer complaints, regulatory compliance issues, and play a key role in company’s implementation of Food Safety or HACCP plans.