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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

Heating, refrigerating and air conditioning engineers run World Food Safety Day campaign in India

By Avesahemad Sayyadnaimutulla Husainy, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SITCOE, Yadrav- Ichalkaranji, Maharashtra, India. On the occasion of World Food Safety Day 2020, ISHRAE (Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) Kolhapur-Sangli Subchapter and Sharad Institute of Technology College of Engineering, Yadrav- Maharashtra conducted awareness activities and a campaign for World Food Safety Day-2020. It was a first time experience in celebrating this day. A webinar was held for engineering students and ISHRAE student members for awareness campaigns. Also for World Food [...]
15 June 2020

Actions taken by China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment for World Food Safety Day

The China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) organized a series of online activities to celebrate the second World Food Safety Day (WFSD) on 7 June 2020. The aim of these activities was to raise consumer awareness of food safety under the theme "Food safety, everyone’s business".  CFSA launched a special column on its website to promote food safety and call upon consumers to take action to prevent foodborne diseases. Consumers could read and participate in various virtual events [...]
12 June 2020

World Food Programme discusses food safety in humanitarian activities

To mark the second World Food Safety Day, World Food Programme (WFP) employees gathered on 4 June 2020 for an online discussion about “Ensuring food safety across the humanitarian pipeline”. Led by a panel of industry experts, the event tracked food safety activities and achievements, answering questions pertinent to WFP’s work, such as: Why is food safety important for one and all? What is the relevance of food safety in the context of humanitarian food aid? Why do we need standards? How are we supporting [...]
12 June 2020

Food industry group in South Africa leads World Food Safety Day discussion inspired by 2020 theme

A 1.5-hour talk about ‘No food security without food safety’ on YouTube, moderated by Charles Katsande of FoodBev International Consulting Pty Ltd, saw the participation of 92 people on 5 June 2020. Organized by the South Africa-based organization, the event connected people from many parts of the world including various countries in Africa and Europe as well as Australia, Canada, India and the United States.  A sub-theme of ‘know food safety, no harm’ was also developed. The panel of five experts each [...]
12 June 2020

“If it is not safe, it is not food” – Guatemala celebrates World Food Safety Day

Guatemala joins the world in celebrating World Food Safety with a webinar on food safety, Covid-19 and the related priorities in the Latin American region. The webinar promoted by the National Codex Committee, represented by Otto Maldonado and Nelson Ruano, was opened by the Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Guilherme da Costa, who explained how, in the context of the pandemic caused by Covid-19, "it is of utmost importance that food remains safe. In this regard, Codex standards ensure that [...]
12 June 2020

Codex podcast / the regional view on food safety in times of COVID-19

The six regional committees are the backbone of the international dimension of the Codex Alimentarius and an early warning system for global food safety issues. In this episode of the Codex podcast the regional coordinators discuss COVID, the importance of food safety standards and opportunities for new ways of working. Guests: Mohammad Hussein AliAbadi (Iran), Sunil Bakshi (India),  Nailya Karsybiekova (Kazakhstan), Kimutai Maritim (Kenya), Diego Varela (Chile)   UNFAO · COVID-19: the regional view on Codex and food safety   Read more Visit the COVID-19 thematic [...]
12 June 2020

Members’ webinar to launch STDF’s 2019 Annual Report highlights World Food Safety Day

On 11 June, the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) members held an online session to launch STDF’s 2019 Annual Report, in the context of World Food Safety Day 2020. The webinar presented the new Report, “Facing the future: shaping safe trade outcomes” to Working Group members who tuned in from STDF’s trade, health, agriculture and development expert network. Julie Emond from Canada, Working Group Chair, opened the webinar, which was led and moderated by Marlynne Hopper, Deputy Head of the [...]
12 June 2020