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Food science and agriculture students promote food safety among peers in China

To celebrate the second World Food Safety Day, at the end of May, the College of Food Science and Engineering of Qingdao Agricultural University organized a research team to carry out activities, with the aim of “using their professional advantage to help young people eat healthy”. Activities were operated by online questionnaire and offline survey, due to COVID-19 pandemic. The team designed a questionnaire from the aspects of regular work schedule and healthy diet to investigate the diet, nutrition, health and [...]
16 June 2020

EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The Farm to Fork Strategy is at the heart of the Green Deal. The strategy is also central to the European Commission’s agenda to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. A shift to a sustainable food system can bring environmental, health and social benefits, offer economic gains and ensure that the recovery from the crisis puts us onto a sustainable path. The European Union [...]
15 June 2020

North America and South-West Pacific ready to tackle new challenges

Members from one of the most diverse regions in Codex met online on 26 May 2020 to review the status of the disrupted Codex meeting schedule and explore how to best proceed with work in the committee ahead of the next session. Timothy Tumukon, Vanuatu, Regional Coordinator, for the Coordinating Committee for North America and the South West Pacific (CCNASWP), said attendance from around the globe “showed the commitment from all countries to work of Codex and food safety, especially in [...]
15 June 2020

Senegal celebrates World Food Safety Day - TV news report

TV news report from Senegal (in French) on the celebrations for World Food Safety Day. Radiodiffusion Télévision Sénégalaise: http://live.rts.sn/home/player/11859        
15 June 2020

Ghanaian cocoa facility celebrates by building food safety awareness

In early June 2020, the Afrotropic Cocoa Processing Company Ltd in Accra, Ghana marked World Food Safety Day with a series of initiatives. All workers were reminded of issues that could bring about food safety problems or foodborne illness. This information was conveyed through pep talks at the start of every shift as well as the use of visuals, which included a poster on the ’Ten Golden Rules of Food Safety’ and the 2020 FAO/WHO campaign materials. WFSD in grand style [...]
15 June 2020

ERIS and partners mark World Food Safety Day in Cabo Verde

To commemorate World Food Safety Day, the Independent Health Regulatory Entity (ERIS), the Chamber of Commerce (CCISS), the representation of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Cabo Verde and the Association for the Defense of Consumers (ADECO), met with the press to highlight the theme of the celebration: "Food safety, everyone's responsibility". Read the full story in Portuguese: https://www.eris.cv/index.php/noticias/1630-eris-e-parceiros-assinalam-dia-mundial-da-seguranca-sanitaria-dos-alimentos  
15 June 2020

Colombia in action to promote food safety

The National Institute for Drug and Food Surveillance (Invima) of Colombia developed an audiovisual campaign to raise awareness of the importance of food safety, explaining the measures taken by the authorities along the food chain to ensure the safety of the food consumed by Colombians, including also examples of actions implemented at different Departments of the country. Through a series of videos and graphic cards, Invima also aims to promote safe food handling behaviors with the WHO Five Keys to [...]
15 June 2020

Celebrating the World Food Safety Day in Turkey

On 7 June, the Bursa Food Engineer’s Chamber organized a food safety panel with representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, WHO Country Office and Consumer right association. The panellists insisted on the need to team up across sectors to improve food safety and stressed the importance of collaboration on risk evaluation, management and collaboration.  The panel discussed the mechanisms to be implemented to strengthen the collaboration between FAO, OIE and WHO to implement the [...]
15 June 2020

WHO Expert tells us why food safety is important in the Sub-Saharan African Region

Dr Adelheid Onyango, Regional Nutrition Advisor, WHO Office for the Region of African explains the importance of food safety in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.  Dr Onyango tells us the significance of World Food Safety Day celebrated last week and everyone’s role in ensuring food safety and its implication for good health for all.  She underlines the importance of markets as a critical social place in this region and the challenges faced to ensure the provision of safe and healthy food [...]
15 June 2020

ILRI teams up for food safety

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) celebrated the World Food Safety day under the theme Safe food in informal markets:  healthier people, wealthier lives, in recognition of the dual role of informal food markets in nourishing people and providing incomes.  Food safety is key part of ILRI research portofolio based on risk analysis.  Aligned with the FAO/WHO call for action to “team up for safety”, ILRI included in their campaign some messages from partners who support their research efforts towards [...]
15 June 2020