The World Health Organization celebrated “World Health Day 2015” last week so I am dedicating week 12 of the Food Safety HACCP Challenge to global threats posed by unsafe foods. As part of promoting a global view on Food Safety a fantastic educational food safety video was released by WHO.
This week I want you to review this food safety video (which is provided below) and use it as part of an education program for your own staff. It serves as a great but simple way of reminding your food handlers what their purpose and role is with regards to food safety.
How to achieve this #FSHChallenge
You can share this food safety video in whatever way you like – the key thing is to just SHARE IT. Some examples include:
- Put the video on your staff training website
- Play the video as part of your pre-production toolbox meeting
- Email the link of this website to your staff
- Share this post and video through your social media network
- Send the video to your suppliers and customers
Check out the Food Safety Video
As part of this initiative there was also some data on foodbourne diseases released. which included:
- that there were an estimated 582 million cases of 22 different foodborne enteric diseases and 351 000 associated deaths;
- that the enteric disease agents responsible for most deaths were Salmonella Typhi (52 000 deaths), enteropathogenic E. coli (37 000) and norovirus (35 000);
- that the African region recorded the highest disease burden for enteric foodborne disease, followed by South-East Asia;
- that over 40% people suffering from enteric diseases caused by contaminated food were children aged under 5 years
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