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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

FAO, WHO and Codex celebrate World Food Safety Day 2021 with a virtual talk about science

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged global action to ensure that everyone has access to safe food now for a healthy tomorrow – through video messages at the opening of an online Zoom gathering that was also webcast on 7 June 2021. “Food safety is essential to achieve more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems which provide healthy foods for everyone and everywhere,” said the FAO Director-General, encouraging collaboration to transform agri-food systems for better [...]
07 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

Kenya join the world in marking World Food Safety Day

On June 7, 2021, Kenya joined the rest of the world in celebrating the 3rd World Food Safety Day. The theme of this year being ‘Safe Food Today, for a Healthy Tomorrow,’ the country organized an online webinar to raise awareness and inspire action on the importance of food safety in the country and the African region at large. The National Planning Committee Coordinated by the Ministry of Health held a 5-hour webinar which included panelists from various stakeholders of food [...]
07 June 2021

The Food Safety Commission of Japan plans World Food Safety Day Kids Box revamp

For fans of the Food Safety Commission of Japan’s (FSCJ) Kids Box feature, standby for a revamp! The FSJC is planning to introduce new characters to mark World Food Safety Day, so check them out on 7 June at: Kids Box introduces young people to different food safety concepts and gives them age-appropriate information on subjects like allergies, food poisoning and food preservation. The FSCJ Chairperson will has also prepared a video address that will be available on the organization’s Youtube channel:   [...]
06 June 2021

Philippines Food Safety Academy to hold a month of food safety webinars

FoodSHAP, the Food Safety and Hygiene Academy of the Philippines, has organized free Food Safety Webinars for the whole month of June, which are aimed at “consumers at home, in school, and in the tourism and hospitality industry.” Starting on World Food Safety Day itself, there will be four webinars in total, covering arrange of subjects connected to some of the World Food Safety Day calls to action:   7 June  Keep it Safe: Food Business Operators Best Practices to Food Safety with speakers [...]
06 June 2021

SSAFE creates a series of posters with FAO for World Food Safety Day

For World Food Safety Day 2021, SSAFE has collaborated with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to develop a series of posters to demonstrate that together, through partnerships, we can do more to deliver safe food. Because food safety is everyone’s business! The six posters, which you can download for free below, cover the following key topics: Ensuring food safety throughout the supply chain: the journey of a vanilla bean Food safety is science-based Global process standardization drives food safety [...]
06 June 2021

Regional 2-day webinar for Latin America and the Caribbean hears how “feeding the planet is an opportunity for the whole region”

To open the week leading up to World Food Safety Day, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the International Regional Organisation for Animal and Plant Health (OIRSA) and the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (CCLAC) organized a two-day webinar to discuss the impact of food contaminants, traceability systems and best agricultural practices on food safety. Attendance figures were high [...]
05 June 2021

Azerbaijan’s World Food Safety Day campaign has expanded

The Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan (AFSA), together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Azerbaijan, continues its series of promotional events, following its initial awareness-raising initiative in food outlets across the country. As part of the ongoing efforts, Azerbaijani officials recorded a series of video addresses. AFSA Chairman, Goshgar Tahmazli, recorded a message in which he emphasized the importance of food safety and then handed over to the head of the FAO [...]
05 June 2021

“Let’s get involved!” - for World Food Safety Day, Caribbean nations are told they can do more on the international stage

- by Renata Clarke, Subregional Coordinator, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) The food in our supermarkets and our open markets come from numerous countries, and in the case of processed foods, each of the ingredients may themselves from come different countries. It is indeed, a global food web that keeps us fed. While we generally know very little about the people who produce, handle and process the food on the shelves of our supermarkets, for the most part, we [...]
05 June 2021