Food Handling and Storage
The connection between food handling, food safety and personal health is significant. What you consume can have a huge impact on your overall health and risk of disease. A safe food supply is a contributes greatly to good health but mishandling of food at any point of the food distribution chain, from the farm through processing to preparation and storage, can lead to foodborne illness.
This section includes information related to
- cleanliness of people and equipment used in food preparation
- appropriate selection of food
- good handling and preparation practices
- safe storage—times, temperatures, best before dates
Whether working in a food manufacturing company or purchasing and preparing home-cooked meals, knowledge of safe food handling practices support the maintenance of health.
Many consumers are concerned about the foods they eat and how it will affect their risk of disease and overall health. For information about this, as well as foodborne illness, groups at risk for foodborne illness, allergens and nutrition see the Risks and Rewards section of this website.
Date modified: 2012-02-16