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Kazakh students wish you all a Happy World Food Safety Day!

Under the auspices of their Professor, Maikanov B. S. and PhD, Auteleyeva L.T., students at the S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University in Kazakhstan have made a video especially for World Food Safety Day. In a series of messages to their compatriots, the students say in the video that “food safety is a guarantee of health of Kazakhstan citizens,” “safe products are a guarantee of the future” and “food safety is the safety of the nation.” They also emphasise the World Food [...]
01 June 2021

Zhe Jiang University educates children on food safety, spreading the word to families and changing society

If World Food Safety Day is about spreading information about food safety, then the Zhe Jiang University’s 2020 project must be declared a roaring success. The Department of Food Science and Nutrition team in the College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, Zhe Jiang University, established a “Food Safety Popularization on Campus” project for World Food Safety Day last year, with the aim of educating young people through basic science lectures, micro-class competitions, webcasts, theatrical performances and a free app. Since [...]
01 June 2021

CCFICS25 / Trade is what will continue to keep our global community together

The 25th session of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) being held virtually from 31 May 2021 to 8 June, began with a welcome in the Ngunnawal language to Ngunnawal country the land where Canberra is located. “We acknowledge and pay our respects to the elders,” said Lyn O’Connell, Deputy Secretary in the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water & The Environment further acknowledging all traditional owners on the land from which CCFICS delegates [...]
31 May 2021

Hungarian food safety office campaigns for food safety as “our common cause”

Hungary’s ‘Nébih’ – or National Food Chain Safety Office – will be embracing World Food Safety Day this year, in a series of events that will make use of the World Food Safety Day slogan, “food safety is everyone’s business” and the theme, “safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.” Activities will involve a photo collage to be produced as part of an internal Nébih campaign, to which employees will be asked to contribute images of safe food practices. The resulting [...]
29 May 2021

Good progress on methods of analysis and sampling at first virtual meeting

The Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS) will be sending for final adoption by the next session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission a revision of the Codex Guidelines on Measurement Uncertainty (CXG 54 - 2004). Measurement uncertainty is part of the analytical process in food control of assessing whether food products meet relevant specifications. It enables results to be compared and is key to testing and decision making. Factors that can affect measurements during testing include changes in [...]
26 May 2021

The Republic of Korea celebrates its 20th Food Safety Day

This year, 14 May marked the twentieth annual Food Safety Day in the Republic of Korea. Established to “raise public interest in food safety and promote safety awareness of food-related workers,” the event, organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, now extends to two weeks of awareness raising, awards and seminars. The Korean celebrations stand as an example to the newer World Food Safety Day, now in its third year. In a video address recorded for [...]
24 May 2021

Delegates proud to contribute to the work of Codex committee

“It's great to be participating in a virtual event of CCMAS41 along with nearly 400 participants from around the world, seeking to agree standards for the sampling and analysis of foods” said Selvarani Elahi, UK delegate, currently present at the Codex Committee on Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS) hosted by Hungary from 17 to 25 May 2021. The shift to virtual meetings for Codex technical committees in 2021 has seen a significant uptake in attendance particularly from [...]
21 May 2021

The University of Malta to highlight the impacts of climate change on food safety for World Food Safety Day

The University of Malta news service, Newspoint, will mark World Food Safety Day this year, by highlighting an ‘eye-opening’ project in which the university is a partner. The 3-year-old Project PROTECT, being led by University College, Dublin, is examining foodborne microbial responses to climate change. For its part, the University of Malta’s Department of Food Sciences and Nutrition, led by Professor Vasilis Valdramidis, is looking at, for example, the growth of different microorganisms in response to changing atmospheric conditions and [...]
21 May 2021

Codex Committee moving towards a single, analytical standard for analysis and sampling

The Codex Committee on Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS) begins its first virtual session on 17 May 2021. This committee provides the A to Z of international methods for the verification of 100s of provisions in Codex standards developed by commodity committees, from acidity in fats and oils to zinc in vinegar. Codex Procedural Manual Principles for the Establishment of Codex Methods of Analysis Codex Standard 234 Recommended Methods of Analysis and Sampling This committee also serves as a coordinating body for Codex with [...]
16 May 2021

The Cyprus University of Technology is running a student competition for World Food Safety Day

The Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology & Food Science at the Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK) is organizing a competition on Food Safety in celebration of World Food Safety Day 2021. All active undergraduate and postgraduate students at TEPAK can participate in the competition either individually or in groups of up to three students. Students are encouraged to produce submissions in the form of a photo, poster, photomontage or photo-history aimed at: Highlighting right and wrong practices of food processing and preservation Presenting [...]
16 May 2021