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Celebrating the 1st World Food Safety Day for Asia and the Pacific FAORAP together with partner governments and organizations

07/06/2019-07/06/2019 Bankgok, Thailand

 

On 20 December 2018, United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a World Food Safety (WFS) Day. Starting in 2019, every 7th of June will be time to celebrate the myriad benefits of safe food. WFS Day is a chance for everyone to take a moment to think about something people often take for granted – food safety. Unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies, disproportionally affecting vulnerable and marginalized people, especially women and children, populations affected by conflict and migrants. It also damages global trade leading to further food waste, which can no longer be tolerated in a world where many still suffer from hunger.

Concept Note and Agenda