Food Safety Public Education Programme
As the national authority for food safety in Singapore, AVA has put in place an integrated food safety system to ensure that food sold in Singapore is safe for consumption. The assurance of food safety is a shared responsibility which requires efforts by governments, food industries and consumers.
Through public education, we hope to equip members of the public with the knowledge of food safety risks and safe food practices so that they can play a part in protecting their own well-being and the well-being of their family.
Food Safety Talks
AVA conducts various food safety talks to educate students and adults alike on how simple practices can go a long way in preventing food contamination and food poisoning.
Topic 1: Food Safety as a Shared Responsibility
Everyone eats and handles food at some point or another – producers, manufacturers, distributors, food handlers and consumers. As such, the assurance of food safety is a shared responsibility that requires the combined efforts of the government, food industry and you.
This topic focuses on the importance of food safety and looks at the role that each of us has to play to ensure that the food we eat is safe. It will also provide useful information and tips such as the 5 Keys to Food Safety to students that they can learn and put them into practice.
Topic 2: Wash & Keep Clean
One of the main causes of food poisoning is improper handling of food by consumers at home. Safe food handling is crucial to protect the health and well being of consumers. By observing simple practices such as washing and keeping clean, we can prevent our food from becoming contaminated.
This topic provides students with some simple tips on keeping their food, kitchen and hands clean, that they can practice at home and when they are eating out.
Topic 3: Cook Your Food Well
Cooking our food well is just as important as buying, handling and storing it properly. Bacteria can be found on raw or undercooked food and cooking our food thoroughly helps to safeguard against food poisoning caused by these harmful bacteria as they can be killed at high temperature.
This topic provides students with basic tips on cooking their food thoroughly, the usage of food thermometers and what to look out for at barbeques. They can practice these tips at home and share them with their friends and family.
Topic 4: Select Food Carefully
Food safety begins when we do our shopping. Exercising care in food selection can reduce the risk of food poisoning.
This topic provides students with tips on how to plan their shopping and how to select foods such as eggs, meat and seafood, as well as packaged foods.
Applying for a Talk
To apply for a talk, please fill in the online application form.
Applying for a Learning Journey
To apply for a Learning Journey, please fill in the online application form.