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Dr Drika returns! World Food Safety Day in Brazil

Dr Adriana Abud is a food safety expert who works forRede Savegnago Supermercados in Brazil. Last year, she introduced shoppers and supermarket workers to Dr Drika, her food safety “avatar.” And Dr Drika has returned this year, with new outfits for different supermarket departments. This year, Dr Abud has developed a number of World Food Safety Day materials to promote a culture of hygiene and good practice among managers, suppliers, staff and customers of the supermarket chain she works for. She [...]
10 June 2021

Amy Proulx of Niagara College, Canada, writes on her experience of the North American Food Safety Summit

Over the past 2 days, June 7 and 8, 2021, food safety leaders from across North America joined the North American Food Safety Summit, and I had the privilege of being one of the hosts for the event along with my friend, Dr Darin Detwiler at Northeastern University. Setting up a web cam feed that works for camera angles and manages all the scripts and notes effectively takes creativity. To get a good camera angle, I set up a step [...]
10 June 2021

CCFICS25 /standards delivering meaningful benefits for trading nations

Fran Freeman, Chairperson CCFICS Australia hosted the first virtual session of the 25th Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS25) from 31 May to 08 June 2021. The work of CCFICS is crucial, particularly as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, in assisting global efforts to modernize food safety systems and deliver guidance that can influence regulatory standards related to food import and export inspection and certification systems. Virtual meetings can bring their own challenges – time zones never work for everyone! Although the [...]
10 June 2021

World Food Safety Day given a high profile in Tanzania

In Tanzania, representatives of government, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) were all active across mainstream and social media on 7 June to promote World Food Safety Day. In a televised press conference, Rose Shija Muhangwa, on behalf of the WHO representative to Tanzania and Bwana Gervas Kaisi, Acting Director of Quality Control at the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) held a joint press conference in which they each highlighted the collective responsibility of keeping food safe. “Citizens have [...]
09 June 2021

World Food Safety Day in North Macedonia

As a national Codex Contact Point for North Macedonia, the Food and Veterinary Agency joined the global campaign in the celebration of June 7 - World Food Safety Day. The aim of the initiative was to bring together different stakeholders involved in the food chain and through a public debate to raise awareness for food safety as well as inform the public about the importance of preventing and managing the risks associated with food, promoting health, economic prosperity, agricultural development [...]
09 June 2021

Australia kicks off World Food Safety Day with a global outlook

One of the first World Food Safety Day events this year took place in Australia in an event jointly hosted by Environmental Health Australia (EHA) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) of the United States of America. The aim of the event was, over a 24-hour period, to talk with food safety regulators from around the world to get an idea of the different – and similar – challenges, approaches and practices encountered in different countries. The Australian half of [...]
09 June 2021

منظمة الأغذية والزراعة ومنظمة الصحة العالمية وهيئة الدستور الغذائي تحتفل باليوم العالمي لسلامة الأغذية لعام 2021 من خلال حديث عن العلوم بشكل افتراضي

حثَّ كل من المدير العام لمنظمة الأغذية والزراعة، السيد/ كو دونغ يو، والمدير العام لمنظمة الصحة العالمية، السيد/ تيدروس أدهانوم غيبريسوس على اتخاذ اجراءات عالمية لضمان حصول الجميع على غذاء آمن اليوم لغدٍ مفعم بالصحة - وذلك من خلال رسائل الفيديو في افتتاحية لفعالية تجمُّع على تطبيق زووم (Zoom) على الانترنت الذي تم بثه أيضا على شبكة الإنترنت في 7 حزيران/ يونيو، 2021. قال المدير العامل لمنظمة الأغذية والزراعة مشجعا على التعاون لتحويل أنظمة الأغذية الزراعية من أجل إنتاج أفضل وتغذية [...]
08 June 2021

World Food Safety Day celebrated in Georgia

In celebration of World Food Safety Day, the National Food Agency of Georgia has presented its annual report. The event was opened by Mr. Levan Davitashvili, the Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, who highlighted the achieved results and new challenges and thanked FAO and other international organizations for their continuous support in ensuring food safety in the country. "I would not exaggerate to state that in terms of food safety, the ministry has been working continuously, consistently and [...]
08 June 2021

Kazakhstan holds Round Table "Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow" dedicated to World Food Safety Day.

As the Vice Minister of Health care E. Kiyasov (main photo) noted, food products consumed by the population determine the standard of living and well-being of future generations. WHO estimates that the consumption of food contaminated with bacteria, viruses or parasites, as well as toxic or chemical substances, causes 600 million cases of foodborne illness and 420 000 lethal cases each year. A welcoming speech was made by the founder of the primary health care in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the [...]
08 June 2021

Ministra de Economía de El Salvador: Se prevé la aplicación y difusión de mejores prácticas de producción

El Salvador se unió a la conmemoración del Día Mundial de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos a través de un conversatorio virtual donde se dieron cita representantes de instituciones públicas, la  industria de alimentos, organismos internacionales y universidades para hablar sobre el lema de este año: Alimentos seguros ahora, para un mañana saludable. El Organismo Salvadoreño de Reglamentación Técnica -OSARTEC-, como Punto de Contacto del Codex Alimentarius organizó la actividad que contó con la participación de más de 230 espectadores y [...]
07 June 2021