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The International Atomic Energy Agency marks World Food Safety Day

There are many ways in which nuclear techniques can contribute to food safety and there are a number of projects and programmes run by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) across the world to help bolster food safety and monitoring efforts in countries. On the occasion of World Food Safety Day, the IAEA highlighted stories from Burkina Faso and Algeria, both of which are beneficiaries of a joint IAEA/FAO programme “to address food hazards, food [...]
14 June 2021

In Burkina Faso, school children learn about safe and healthy food on World Food Safety Day

To mark World Food Safety Day this year, young people in Burkina Faso were taught about food hazards, good food hygiene and the “five keys to safer food,” which are promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO). Across the 12 districts of Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, 16-to-20-year-olds were trained over a period of three days on “awareness sessions on food safety and the means to ensure daily healthy food.” Between 8 and 10 June, pairs of experts, including food safety experts [...]
14 June 2021

Saudi Food and Drug Authority celebrates World Food Safety Day 2021

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) participated in the celebration of World Food Safety Day through a series of events and activities under the theme “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.” In a video address, Dr Hisham Al-Jadhey, CEO of the SFDA, stated that “Foodborne diseases annually cause 420,000 deaths worldwide”. He emphasized “today the whole world celebrates the World Food Safety Day, because ensuring food safety along the food chain affects food safety, human health, increases economic prosperity, [...]
14 June 2021

Food Tank in the United States of America hosts an international discussion about One Health

Food Tank, a U.S.-based food advocacy organization, hosted a panel discussion on June 7 to talk about "One Health: Food Safety for All" in the occasion of the World Food Safety Day. The panel included key international experts from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as from academia and the public sector. The discussion focused on the One Health approach to food safety which recognizes the connection between the [...]
14 June 2021

In Brazil, a school-restaurant organizes a week-long food safety campaign

In commemoration of the World Food Safety Day, SENAC Downtown school-restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, conducted a week-long food safety campaign (June 7-11) to increase awareness about the importance of handling food correctly and safely among the school students. The objective of this campaign was to strength students’ commitment to high quality services to their future customers. During the campaign, students received training in food safety measures applied in the kitchen reinforcing the importance of food handling which included [...]
11 June 2021

Codex Near East region discusses World Food Safety Day activities

The Codex Committee for the Near East (CCNE) convened a meeting on 7 June to discuss World Food Safety Day, its importance and events being organized in Member Countries. The meeting was an initiative of CCNE coordinator, Saudi Arabia, who provided a presentation about food safety and World Food Safety Day. The session involved discussions about the importance of the role of food safety organizations around the world to keep food safe for a healthier future for all. Members shared their [...]
11 June 2021

Honduras celebra el "Día Mundial de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos" con una competencia

En Honduras, en el marco del Día Mundial de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos y por medio del Punto de contacto del Codex Alimentarius, se realizó una competencia en la cual participaron varias empresas del sector privado. La competencia se llevó a cabo el 8 de junio de 2021 de manera virtual. Los participantes compartieron la manera en que celebraron el Día Mundial de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos en su empresa. Cada una de las empresas resaltó la necesidad de [...]
11 June 2021

World Food Safety Day celebrated at Nitte University, India, with an oration by Prof Alan Reilly

As a multidisciplinary University offering a Masters’ Programme in Food Safety and Biotechnology, Nitte University in Mangalore considered it very important to highlight the importance of food safety by celebrating World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2021. The highlight of the celebration was an oration by Professor Alan Reilly, former CEO of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. Professor Reilly spoke on “Strengthening National Food Safety Systems – Challenges in the era of Covid-19”. He outlined the theme of 2021 [...]
11 June 2021

Training in Benin focusses on Codex procedures and systems

From 1 to 2 June 2021, a Technical Capacity Building Workshop for members of the National Codex Alimentarius Committee was held in Bohicon (BENIN). The aim was to train stakeholders on the procedures of the Codex Alimentarius, the online commenting system, participation in electronic working groups. An FAO expert (Luc Ingenbleek) from Italy and a WHO expert (Lusubilo Mwamakamba) from Burkina Faso, who joined online, in collaboration with local experts facilitated the workshop. Participants came from the technical directorates of [...]
11 June 2021

Botswana Ministers show support for World Food Safety Day across media

On World Food Safety Day, the Minister of Health and Wellness of Botswana, Dr Edwin G Dikoloti, was joined by several ministerial dignitaries and representatives from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in a public event where he delivered a keynote address on the importance of food safety for Botswana. Minister of Health and Wellness of Botswana, Dr Edwin G Dikoloti Dr Puna Gasennelwe, a Public Health Specialist hosted the event on [...]
11 June 2021
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