Today is World Water Day. The United Nations has declared this year’s theme to be Nature for Water – exploring how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. For a fact sheet with more information, click here or go to http://worldwaterday.org/app/uploads/2018/02/fact_sheet_WWD2017_EN_2.pdf
The source of our water–and its protection—is important to Food Safety. We have to be mindful of possible runoff onto vegetable gardens from uphill sources of contamination, such as farm animals grazing and industrial activity. Those in food service must ensure backflow is prevented at water faucets and hose connections; must maintain dishwashing water clean and sanitizing solution (including wipe cloth solution) at the correct concentration to help guard against contamination; must use foodgrade hoses on mobile food trucks and at temporary food events; … In other words, keeping our water safe is important near and far.