According to WHO, 1 in 10 people fall ill every year from eating contaminated food. Food safety has become a major cause of concern in the past few years as the consumption of contaminated food has increased at large. The World Food Safety day celebrated every year on June 7, is a day that reminds people of the need to have safer and healthy food to have a disease-free life. There has been a heightened concern around food safety due to the onset of the Coronavirus epidemic. People are refraining from ordering food from restaurants, and venturing out solely for the purpose of eating. There is an increased preference for eating food that is home-cooked, and seemingly safer.
Here Are Five Keys To Safer Food By WHO:
1. Keep Clean
Before we enter the kitchen, it is vital to wash hands and ensure cleanliness and hygiene at all times while cooking.
2. Separate Raw & Cooked Food
It is a good idea to keep raw food in different containers vis-a-vis the cooked ones. This will prevent any risk of contamination for either of the two.
3. Cook thoroughly
Food must be cooked thoroughly and properly before being served, in order to kill any germs and enhance the nutrition too.
4. Keep food at safe temperatures
Different kinds of foods need to be stored differently, location, and temperature-wise too. Make sure you follow these practices to ensure the safety of food.
5. Use safe water and safe raw materials
The cooking processes should spic and span, as should the raw ingredients and materials. Use safe water and raw materials at all times. Take a look at the full video here: