World Food Safety Day 2024

food safety hazardsIn the news this week:

Friday 7 June is World Food Safety Day 2024.

  • One in ten people worldwide fall ill from consuming contaminated food each year.
  • Over 200 diseases are caused by eating contaminated food.
  • 40% of the foodborne disease burden is carried by children under 5.

Governments, food business operators and consumers are called to action to tackle these areas.

As a food operator you must update your food safety management system, follow good hygiene practices and regularly train your staff.

As a consumer you must follow safe food handling practices in the home, report poor standards and labelling if you see these whilst out in the community.

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Full article from World Health Organisation here (07.06.24)