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Kansas State University is preparing a multimedia World Food Safety Day

Students and staff at Kansas State University’s Food Science Institute are gearing up to raise food safety awareness in a variety of ways. KSU students from around the world have already prepared a video explaining why food safety is important and a podcast has been recorded for the University’s Global Food Systems podcast series. The discussions in this 7 June podcast cover subjects ranging from human food safety behaviours, cultural contributions and foodborne illness to global child mortality and antimicrobial [...]
05 June 2021

Nigerian students plan food safety awareness raising on safe meat production

In Nigeria’s state of Lagos, students are taking part in a project about training in food safety and good handling practices. They will celebrate World Food Safety Day as part of their training programme and plan activities at a local abattoir. They will have an interview session with meat sellers and consumers and have prepared information placards for the event. They will also give a presentation covering key aspects of safe meat production and handling and have modelled their messaging around [...]
05 June 2021

Kuwait produces video for World Food Safety Day

Kuwait is a food import-dependent nation and, as such, Kuwaiti authorities are very aware of the vital role food safety plays in ensuring their citizens have enough safe and nutritious food to eat. The Public Authority for Food and Nutrition in Kuwait works with different stakeholders in the food chain to emphasise the importance of food safety and of preventing foodborne diseases. In a statement, the Authority said: “The global burden of foodborne disease calls for collaborative and joint efforts among [...]
05 June 2021

China to run a wide-ranging food safety week across the nation

The Chinese government has announced plans to conduct a full range of food safety activities at national and local levels across a whole “food safety promotion week” of fora, lectures and activities. The events, starting on 8 June, will be conducted under the theme “Advocating Thrift and Believing, Guarding Chinese Food under the Sunshine.” The events will explore a variety of topics and approaches, with education and technology playing a central role in many initiatives. National level events include the 12th [...]
04 June 2021

Costa Rica World Food Safety Day video highlights key food safety concerns

As part of their World Food Safety Day celebrations, the Codex Contact Point in Costa Rica has produced a video with comments from key actors in food safety issues. The video includes messages from Victoria Hernández, Costa Rica’s Minister for the Economy, Industry and Commerce, Oliver Cruz, Director of SENASA, Costa Rica’s National Animal Health Service, Oscar Acosta Director of the University of Costa Rica Centre of Science and Technology, CITA, Erick Ulate, President of Consumidores de Costa Rica and Andrea [...]
04 June 2021

Collaboration and education held up as keys to a food safe future in multiagency discussion for World Food Safety Day

In anticipation of the 7 June World Food Safety Day celebrations, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Food Programme (WFP) held a joint event this morning to explore and discuss the One Health approach to food safety. The event had an audience of nearly 400 participants from 69 countries in Zoom, plus 320 in YouTube. The [...]
03 June 2021

Poland’s Codex team keeping the country informed on nationwide WFSD activities

This year in Poland, there are two major events taking place: the 5-day Food Fakty e-Forum and an awareness campaign from the country’s Agricultural and Food Quality Inspectorate. The Codex Contact Point in Poland is a key part in this awareness raising, having translated World Food Safety Day promotional materials into Polish and distributed them to all institutions with which they cooperate on a daily basis, be they governmental, non-governmental, research institutes, universities, industry or consumer associations. “We also keep [...]
03 June 2021

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Во Всемирный день безопасности пищевых продуктов ФАО, ВОЗ и Секретариат Кодекса Алиментариус в прямом эфире обсудят вопросы «Безопасное продовольствие для здорового будущего». 7 июня 2021 года, во Всемирный день безопасности пищевых продуктов, Продовольственная и сельскохозяйственная организация Объединенных Наций (ФАО), Всемирная организация здравоохранения (ВОЗ) и Секретариат Кодекса проведут онлайн-дискуссию с участием главных научных сотрудников ФАО и ВОЗ Эсмахан аль-Вафи и Сумии Сваминатан, призванную подчеркнуть важнейшую роль науки в обеспечении безопасности пищевых продуктов как сегодня, так и в будущем. Эксперты также обсудят значение выбранной в этом году темы [...]
02 June 2021

Kazakh students wish you all a Happy World Food Safety Day!

Under the auspices of their Professor, Maikanov B. S. and PhD, Auteleyeva L.T., students at the S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University in Kazakhstan have made a video especially for World Food Safety Day. In a series of messages to their compatriots, the students say in the video that “food safety is a guarantee of health of Kazakhstan citizens,” “safe products are a guarantee of the future” and “food safety is the safety of the nation.” They also emphasise the World Food [...]
01 June 2021

Zhe Jiang University educates children on food safety, spreading the word to families and changing society

If World Food Safety Day is about spreading information about food safety, then the Zhe Jiang University’s 2020 project must be declared a roaring success. The Department of Food Science and Nutrition team in the College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, Zhe Jiang University, established a “Food Safety Popularization on Campus” project for World Food Safety Day last year, with the aim of educating young people through basic science lectures, micro-class competitions, webcasts, theatrical performances and a free app. Since [...]
01 June 2021