By adopting proper food handling practices, most foodborne diseases can be prevented. The World Health Organization (WHO) has grouped the messages under simpler headings and introduced the 5 Keys:

  1. Choose (Choose safe raw materials)
  2. Clean (Keep hands and utensils clean)
  3. Separate (Separate raw and cooked food)
  4. Cook (Cook thoroughly)
  5. Safe Temperature (Keep food at safe temperature)

The information below will simply help you apply the 5 Keys to Food Safety in daily life from purchase, storage, preparation, cooking and management of leftovers.


5 Keys to Food Safety (Multilingual version)


5 Keys to Food Safety

Exhibition Boards Resources

5 Keys to Food Safety


Practical Tips for Public

Presentation Slides

5 Keys to Food Safety - Practical Tips for Public

Food Safety for Foreign Domestic Helpers New

Online Games

Game on Five Keys to Food Safety (Chinese version only)

Survey Results

Results of Survey on Public Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding Food Safety and Nutrition Labelling
(Updated on 11 Dec 2009. Please note the changes on paragraphs 7.9.9-7.9.11 and 8.2.3-8.2.4)