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200 Diseases: Caused by unsafe foods!

Did you know that almost 1 in 10 people fall ill after eating contaminated food? Did you know that unsafe food can cause more than 200 diseases, including mild diarrhea to severe cancer? The World Health Organisation shares these and more shocking statistics on their website, which leads one to think about the way we store, prepare and consume food.

Food safety is a shared responsibility between governments, industry, producers, academia, and consumers. Everyone has a role to play. Achieving food safety is a multi-sectoral effort requiring expertise from a range of different disciplines. People should make informed and wise food choices and adopt adequate behaviors. They should know common food hazards and how to handle food safely, using the information provided in food labeling.

E2Learn in partnership with Warwicks Chef School has an internationally accredited Hospitality and Catering principles course, this course includes a separate certificate on Food Safety.

Here are a few interesting reads from Sumien Warwick, General Manager of Warwicks Chef School regarding the preparation and cooking of fish, chicken and eggs;

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