Research – WHO Releases Manual for Improving Safety of Traditional Food Markets

Food Safety Magazine

The World Health Organization of the United Nations’ (WHO’s) new manual, Five Keys for Safety Traditional Food Markets: Risk Mitigation in Traditional Food Markets in the Asia-Pacific Region, aims to support and guide local authorities, market community, and consumers in enhancing the safety and health of traditional food markets through practical risk mitigation measures and community engagement strategies. The manual provides guidance on the implementation of five keys to promote public health and safety in the context of food safety, zoonotic diseases, and infectious respiratory diseases.

Aligned with the WHO Global Food Safety Strategy and the One Health initiative, the manual was developed after WHO included public health risks associated with traditional food markets as a theme in the agenda of the 150th session of its Executive Board in September 2021. Subsequently, the Executive Board requested the implementation of such measures at the global level.

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