From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe
10 Facts on Food Safety
Just like the great majority of people, patients at the Clearwater Free Clinic may experience food or water borne diseases at some point in their lives. Storing, washing and preparing foods safely can be challenging, and everyone wants to avoid the “stomach bugs” that can make a person pretty miserable. The Clinic sees patients with acute gastrointestinal episodes, treats and provides medication to them, and thus prevents unnecessary (and costly!) use of the emergency room for these non-emergent illnesses.
“Food safety: from farm to plate, make food safe” is the theme of World Health Day, April 7, 2015. The day is focusing on the importance of making sure the food we eat is not contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, toxins and chemicals. It highlights the importance of food safety along the whole length of the food chain in a globalized world, from production and transport, to preparation and consumption.
Via World Health Organization