Food safety

Consumer education

Woman cooking
WHO/AFRO

Even though the contamination of food can occur at any stage of the food production, a high level of foodborne disease is caused by foods improperly prepared, or mishandled at home or in food service establishments.

As parts of its global strategy to decrease the burden of foodborne diseases, the WHO Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses (FOS) actively promotes safe food handling behaviours to ensure food and water safety during food handling and preparation.