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Common Causes of Food Contamination: The Impact of Poor Food Handling

Food contamination poses significant risks to public health, contributing to a range of illnesses and even fatalities worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately one in ten individuals globally are affected by food-borne diseases annually, resulting in about 420,000 deaths.

Unsafe foods can harbor harmful chemicals, microorganisms, and foreign objects that lead to impaired growth, nutrient deficiencies, infectious diseases, and mental health issues. Among the various causes of food contamination, poor food handling practices stand out as the most prevalent.

Neglecting proper hand hygiene, such as failure to wash hands before eating and preparing food, after using the restroom, or after coughing and sneezing, significantly increases the risk of contamination and subsequent illness.

For a detailed story, visit: Hindustan Times

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