April 7 is World Health Day and this year’s theme is Food Safety.
Prevention is always better than cure, especially when it comes to food-borne illnesses as the pathogenic bacteria in foods are responsible for making you sick. Proper handling of foods can be the only defense against contamination of food. This video gives you simple tips to prevent your food from contamination.
Keeping food covered protects your food from harmful bacteria and objects or chemicals from getting into the food. There are certain defenses that can be used for raw and ready-to-eat foods to prevent the harmful bacteria from spreading. You can package the food properly in cling foil. It is also recommended that you always store cooked foods above any raw foods in the refrigerator to stop harmful bacteria from raw foods to spreading into ready-to-eat foods. If you are not sure about the quality of the food, dump it in the garbage can. Here are some simple tips to prevent food-borne diseases.
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Published: April 3, 2015 7:10 pm