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World Health Day: Is your food safe to consume?

Published by Poorva Chavan |Published : April 7, 2015 11:36 AM IST

April 7 is World Health Day and this year's theme is Food Safety.

Food safety is often ignored and lack of awareness results in the increasing number of cases of food poisoning worldwide. When asked what is safe food, people from across the world said that safe food is free from contamination from microbes, viruses and chemicals. They believed that food is safe because people who handle food from the farms to the plates ensure that it is not contaminated and safe for consumption. Here are some WHO recommended tips to keep your food safe and prevent diseases.

When asked why safe food is important they believed that it keeps people healthy and communities productive. Unsafe food can negatively affect one's health and lead to malnutrition and death. It is necessary to create awareness about food safety to prevent a million deaths worldwide. Awareness about how food gets contaminated and how to prevent it can help prevent food borne diseases like food poisoning. Here are 5 common causes of food contamination you should know!

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