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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

Korea holds 19th annual celebration of food safety

‘Korea is a leader in food safety’ Tom Heilandt, Codex Secretary, said in a video message for the 19th Korean Food Safety Day ceremony. The 19th Korean Food Safety Day ceremony was held at the International Center of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Seoul, Korea on 12 June on a smaller scale than usual due to COVID-19. However, the food safety heroes along the food chain – in production, processing, storage, transport, retail and distribution – as well [...]
12 June 2020

On World Food Safety Day Megan Young explains the five keys to safer food at home

On World Food Safety Day Megan Young shows why respect for food, knowing where it has come from and what it is made of, is a critical part of ensuring what we eat is safe. In a video produced for the WHO Philippines promotion of World Food Safety Day, Megan demonstrates how to practice the WHO 5 keys for safer food when cooking Tinola a traditional chicken soup.     Handling food safely prevents foodborne diseases.Miss World 2013 and @FAOPhilippines #ZeroHunger Champion Megan Young [...]
11 June 2020

FAO Interview - Europe and Central Asia - adapting to maintain food safety in times of COVID-19

Mary Kenny, FAO food safety and consumer protection officer for the Europe and Central Asia region spoke in a recent interview from Budapest about how all those involved in food safety will need to adapt in order to maintain the safety and integrity of the food supply chain and support international trade. Read the full interview here on the FAO regional web pages. Photo credit © UN Ukraine/Volodymyr Shuvayev       
11 June 2020

Radio interview highlights importance of food safety in Jamaica

The chairperson of the National Codex Committee, Suzan McLennon-Miguel appeared on the Agrobuzz segment of a Radio Jamaica morning show to talk about the activities surrounding the observance of World Food Safety Day.  
11 June 2020