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World Food Safety Day 2022: Date, Theme, Significance & Food Safety Practices that You Must Follow

Food plays a significant role in our daily lives. While eating healthy and nutritious foods promotes general health, eating bad foods can contribute to a variety of ailments.

Kritika Madhukar
World Food Safety Day 2022
World Food Safety Day 2022

Every year on June 7th, World Food Safety Day is celebrated to highlight the importance of healthy eating habits. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this day is observed to "bring attention to and mobilize action to prevent, detect, and manage food-borne risks and increase human health." 

What is the theme for World Food Safety Day 2022?

According to the World Health Organization, the theme for World Food Safety Day this year is "Safer food, Better health." According to an official statement, the campaign emphasizes the importance of a holistic approach to the food system for improved health in the long run and to prevent food-borne diseases.

Dr. Naoko Yamamoto, WHO's Assistant Director-General for Universal Health Coverage/Healthier Populations, stated that food safety should be a top priority for everyone to be healthy and productive. This will also relieve the strain on healthcare systems.

The US Food and Drug Administration has recommended these healthy eating guidelines (FDA). Take a peek around.

4 food practices that you must incorporate into your daily life

Here are four food practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to ensure a healthy lifestyle

Always Clean Raw Food: 

One of the most basic food practices we must follow is cleaning food before consumption. Before preparing or eating raw, thoroughly clean any fruit or vegetable. It is also recommended that you clean the lids of packaged foods before opening and using them.

Keep Raw Items Separate

Meat, eggs, seafood, fish, and other raw foods must always be kept separate from other foods. You should use a separate chopping board for cutting meats.

Cook Raw Foods Properly: 

Raw foods, particularly meat, should be prepared thoroughly. Cooking meats properly kills harmful bacteria, making the food safe to eat.

Refrigerate Properly: 

Whether it's raw or cooked food, it's critical to store food properly in the refrigerator. Raw foods should be kept apart from cooked foods and should always be stored with a lid. 

While meat and fish should be kept in the freezer, fruits and vegetables should be kept in the vegetable storage section. Food will stay fresh and healthy for a longer period as a result of this.

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