We’ve all joked about the ‘5-second rule’ – it’s okay to eat something that was on the floor for less than 5 seconds – but food safety is no laughing matter. This year, the World Health Organization is championing food safety as part of World Health Day on April 7, 2015.
Did you know that around the world, unsafe food is linked to the deaths of 2 million people each year? That’s why the WHO wants you to know how important it is to improve food safety as it travels from the farm, through various food production systems, and finally onto your plate.
Here’s why the WHO is working on food safety:
While you may not be able to control what happens in the entire food supply chain, you can control what happens in your own kitchen.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”― Benjamin Franklin
Prevent food contamination at home with these tips from the WHO’s ‘Five Keys to Safer Food’:
So, on this World Health Day, take a moment to consider what you can do to know where your food comes from and how to treat it once it’s in your kitchen. And the 5-second rule? Come on, that’s just gross!