Did you know that today was World Health Day? "Food Safety" is the topic of World Health Day 2015. The campaign uses a simple and eye-catching image to make readers aware of the hidden dangers that can lurk within everyday foods.
Did you know it is estimated that two million deaths occur every year from contaminated food or drinking water? Or that over 200 diseases are caused by unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, chemical substances?
World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April, with WHO highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with food safety under the slogan “From farm to plate, make food safe.”
Access to sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health. Food supply chains now cross multiple national borders. Good collaboration between governments, producers and consumers helps ensure food safety.
For more info click here: http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2015/fact-sheet.pdf