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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2015 14:57

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The World Health Organisation promotes safe food

World Health Day was celebrated on 7 April 2015

The World Health Organisation focused specifically on the risks associated with food safety.
Their slogan for this year's campaign was “From farm to plate, make food safe.”

Visit the World Health Day webpage

Some interesting facts they shared regarding safe food:

• Industrialization and globalization have introduced many opportunities for food to become contaminated with harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, or chemicals
• Investigating foodborne illness outbreaks are complicated by the the fact that ingredients can come from many sources around the world
• Bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances can abound in contaminated food, causing a range of diseases from diarrhoea to cancer
• Foodborne illness outbreaks can have huge economic consequences, and result in loss of life

Read the full press release

 

More useful reading:

• 10 Facts on Food Safety

• 5 Keys to Safer Food

• How safe is your food?

• Take the Safe Food Quiz

 

All information provided is courtesy of The World Health Organisation in the interests of promoting safe food: http://who.int/en/

 

 

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