Monday, April 6, 2015

World Health Day 2015: Food Safety

World Health Day 2015: Food safety

Five keys to safer food

Food safety is a shared responsibility. It is important to work all along the food production chain – from farmers and manufacturers to vendors and consumers. For example, WHO’s Five keys to safer food offer practical guidance to vendors and consumers for handling and preparing food:

·         Key 1: Keep clean
·         Key 2: Separate raw and cooked food
·         Key 3: Cook food thoroughly
·         Key 4: Keep food at safe temperatures
·         Key 5: Use safe water and raw materials.

World Health Day 2015 is an opportunity to alert people working in different government sectors, farmers, manufacturers, retailers, health practitioners – as well as consumers – about the importance of food safety, and the part each can play in ensuring that everyone can feel confident that the food on their plate is safe to eat.

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