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Food Safety Focus (203rd Issue, Junr 2023)– Article 3

Food Safety Day 2023 – Prevent Food Poisoning at Home with 5 Keys!

Foodborne illness is largely preventable and can be significantly reduced if we all raise awareness and inspire action on food safety. The World Food Safety Day (WFSD), which was cerebrated on 7 June, is an annual event jointly launched by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Health Organization of the United Nations aimed at promoting food safety to everyone.

This year, to support the WFSD, the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) is promoting the use of Five Keys to Food Safety (5 Keys) during Food Safety Day 2023 to enhance food safety practices at home, and to raise awareness of simple actions that can prevent foodborne illnesses and also reduce the risk of contracting antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms. Through social media posts and a short video, the CFS aims to improve the general public’s understanding of the 5 Keys which include storing food at safe temperatures, thoroughly cooking and reheating food to prevent food poisoning, keeping hands and utensils clean and separating raw and cooked food. For further details, please visit the CFS’s Facebook or Instagram pages.