Updated June 7th, 2024 at 11:46 IST

World Food Safety Day 2024: 5 Effective Ways To Keep Your Food Safe And Hygienic

World food safety day is celebrated on 7 june every year to raise awareness about food safety and hygiene.

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World food safety day is celebrated on 7 june every year. On this day we raise awareness about the potential risks associated with contaminated food and the need for effective food safety measures to prevent us from illness. Food safety day also offers an opportunity to reflect on the challenges faced in ensuring food safety for all, including the lack of access to safe food, poverty, and conflict. 

World food safety day encourages measures that ensure the health and well-being of people worldwide. 

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History of World Food Security Day: 

The United Nations established this day to highlight the importance of keeping our food safe and the need to prevent, detect, and manage foodborne hazards in order to ensure food security for all. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) work together with countries and other groups to celebrate food security day.

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Theme of World Food Security Day 2024: 

The theme of World Food Safety Day 2024 is 'Food Safety: Prepare for the Unexpected'. According to WHO, "This year’s theme underlines the importance of being prepared for food safety incidents, no matter how mild or severe they can be."

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Here are the 5 ways to keep your food safe and Hygienic:

Wash Your Hands: Always wash your hands with soap and water before touching any food. This helps keep germs away.

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Keep Raw and Cooked Foods Apart: Make sure to keep raw meat, chicken, and fish away from other foods, like veggies and fruits. Use different cutting boards and knives for raw and cooked foods.

Cook Food Completely: Make sure your food is cooked all the way through. This kills any germs that might make you sick. Use a thermometer to check if it's done.

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Store Food Safely: Put perishable foods, like meat and dairy, in the fridge to keep them fresh. Store leftovers in sealed containers and eat them within a few days.

Keep Your Kitchen Clean: Clean your kitchen surfaces often with soap and water. Wash dishcloths and sponges regularly. Rinse fruits and veggies under running water before you eat them.

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Published June 7th, 2024 at 11:46 IST