Food safety


Man selling spices

Food retailing involves the sale of foods in supermarkets and shops and in the informal sector, such as street-food vendors and market stalls.

Practices and conditions regarding storage, transport and distribution of foods can have an influence on product safety, both the national food supply and products traded internationally need to be targeted.

Food handling, preparation and storage in food service establishments require special provisions with regard to hygiene, safety, pest and sanitation control, in both the formal and informal sectors. It is widely recognized that most foodborne diseases occur as a result of incorrect handling and preparation of foods for consumption.

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