Innovation to disseminate the 5 keys to safe food
This alliance between Airbnb and PAHO, through its Pan American Center for Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Veterinary Public Health (PANAFTOSA/SPV), led to Airbnb adopting the Five Keys to Food Safety of PAHO/WHO and requiring all hosts who are hosting Experiences that include food preparation to follow the guidelines.
In addition, the partnership enabled the development of educational information about food safety, food allergies and dietary restrictions now available to the Airbnb community.
With the financial support of this partner, PAHO developed a series of informative materials on how to prevent food diseases and how to ensure food safety for consumption. PAHO also translated these materials into Spanish and Portuguese and made them available through the PAHO virtual training for food handlers to promote a better understanding of the subject and for preventing foodborne diseases.
The materials have been distributed to Airbnb hosts and are available to the general public through PAHO web pages and its Virtual Campus of Public Health. In its innovation and commitment to safety, Airbnb adopted PAHO guidelines on food safety and for handling food for consumption and for cooking and presented them to its Experience Hosts, as an indispensable requirement for a successful experience, making it possible to improve the health of all.