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Sustainable Development Goal food safety indicator – plans explained in World Food Safety Day / Health Talks webinar

Dr Francesco Branca, Director of the Department of Nutrition and Food Safety at the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted an explanation and discussion of plans to propose a new, food safety, indicator for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a webinar that marked World Food Safety Day, and which contributed to WHO’s ongoing Health Talks series. Dr Branca was joined by his colleague at WHO, Dr Samira Asma, Assistant Director-General, Data, from Analytics and Delivery for Impact, and the Chair of [...]
16 June 2021

Nigerian university professor sends a clear message on World Food Safety Day

On World Food Safety Day in particular, people are often reminded that if food is not safe, it is not food. In her address to the annual World Food Safety Day workshop at the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria, Professor Folake Henshaw went further. “If your food is not safe,” she told the 1000-seater hall, “it’s poison!” Henshaw is well known for her outspoken and passionate approach to spreading the word on food safety. Indeed, one of the reasons [...]
15 June 2021

Agricultural Chief Scientists discuss digital traceability at G20 meeting

Speaking at the opening session of the G20 Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists (G20-MACS) on the role of science, technology and innovation in sustainable food systems to increase food security and enhance food safety, FAO Chief Scientist Ismahane Elouafi underlined the opportunity 2021 presented to design a better agri-food system. “It is a really critical year that we are thinking at the system level,” she told delegates meeting virtually under the G20 Presidency of Italy in a two-day event from 15 to [...]
15 June 2021

Indian academics author articles for World Food Safety Day

On the occasion of World Food Safety Day 2021, members of the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Sharad Institute of Technology, College of Engineering, in Yadrav-Maharashtra, India, authored two technical articles to promote the awareness campaign of World Food Safety Day.  Both articles address food problems that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic and explore the impact of COVID-19 on agricultural activities and food safety in Asian countries, including India. The college also organized a ‘Technical Quiz’ for 7 June on food safety [...]
15 June 2021

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
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