Western Pacific Regional Food Safety Strategy (2011-2015)
Food safety training and education
Food safety education for stakeholders across the farm-to-table continuum is an increasingly important role for food control systems. These activities include the provision of balanced factual information to consumers; the provision of information packages and educational programmes for key officials and workers in the food industry; development of train-the-trainer programmes; and provision of reference literature to extension workers in the agriculture and health sectors.
WHO identified the need to communicate a simple message, rooted in scientific evidence, to educate all types of food handlers, including consumers. The Five Keys to Safer Food message is a global health message which explains the basic principles that each individual should know all over the world to ensure safe food handling practices and prevent foodborne diseases. The Five Keys to Safer Food, and associated training materials, were developed to provide countries with materials that are easy to use, reproduce and adapt to different target audiences. The Five Keys to Safer Food have been translated into many languages.
- Five keys to growing safer fruits and vegetables: promoting health by decreasing microbial contamination
Briefing note on the Five Keys
- Five keys to safer food manual
Street vended food
- Guide on Safe Food for Travellers
- Basic Food Safety for Health Workers