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1 June World Milk Day / Helping a vibrant dairy sector produce safe and quality milk

On World Milk Day, it is important to recognize the role of international guidelines and standards processes behind the production of safe milk and dairy products. Since 1903, the International Dairy Federation (IDF) has provided a mechanism for the dairy sector to reach global consensus on how to help feed the world with safe and sustainable dairy products. IDF’s member countries represent the entire dairy chain, including governments, farmers, processors, traders, input providers and academia: approximately 75% of global milk [...]
01 June 2020

Twitter chat on safe dining and safe takeout food

On Thursday, June 4th, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) will host a Twitter chat in observance of World Food Safety Day. Anyone with a Twitter account can join the conversation, which will be led by @FoodInsight with the hashtags #WorldFoodSafetyDay and #WFSDChat and participation of @FAOWHOCodex, the Twitter account of the joint FAO-WHO food standards programme.   As the world slowly opens back up and lockdowns are lifted, people are looking for clear answers about how they can safely dine out—eating at restaurants, getting takeout and [...]
31 May 2020

Join FAO and WHO for World Food Safety Day

FAO and WHO will hold a joint virtual celebration – a Facebook live event – hosted by WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on the afternoon of Friday 5 June 2020. The 45-minute gathering will be held two days prior to the official observance, which falls on a Sunday this year. Viewers will have a chance to chat with two food safety experts, from WHO and the Codex Alimentarius Secretariat, who will talk about building and maintaining safe food supplies and healthy [...]
29 May 2020

Five Keys to Safer Food - Five Kilometres to support Food Safety

Safe food, balanced nutrition and physical exercise are necessary to stay healthy. In Germany, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) as well as the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) have joined forces to organise an annual World Food Safety Day charity run. Not only will the 5K run help raise awareness of the importance of food safety for every individual, but also money for small-scale food safety projects [...]
29 May 2020

FAO, OPS, OIRSA and Consumers International to hold webinar in Spanish on safe food in markets

“Welcome to the World Food Safety Day in the Americas”, reads the invitation to a webinar being co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (OIRSA) and Consumers International. This is a special year to celebrate and recognize the hard work of the people who work throughout the food value chain. This day is dedicated to farmers, transporters, retailers, buyers, sellers and consumers. Special thanks go [...]
29 May 2020

First #linkedinlive on World Food Safety Day

A day where the focus of attention on LinkedIn will be food safety. From LinkedIn and YouTube live broadcast of brief interventions by professionals related to food safety. From Nicaragua, Spain, Ecuador, Brazil, France, Colombia, the United States and other countries, food safety will be discussed.Date: 7 June 2020Time: 16:00 - 20:00 (Madrid time)Access from Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veraliment/Access from Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16FyCgf7bco A day of everyone for everyone. On 7 June we will voice food safety. A day where everyone will be the same, [...]
29 May 2020

Guatemala to hold World Food Safety Day webinar

To celebrate World Food Safety Day, Guatemala has organized a webinar to raise awareness about the importance of good practices in food safety and its influence on national and international trade.   The event, organized for June 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Central American time), aims to bring together officials from the public sector and industry involved in the production and sale of food. It will be attended by representatives of the government and the National Codex Committee.   The President of the [...]
27 May 2020

Danish food solutions to heighten global food quality and safety

Denmark are planning World Food Safety Day activites on and around June 7 with a focus on Danish food solutions to heighten global food quality and safety.  Denmark will also hold a webinar on June 8 for Danish exporting food companies where a panel including Esben Egede, Executive Director, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Søren Tinggaard, Vice President, Pork Export Strategy & Marketing, Danish Crown and Lise Walbom, CEO, Food Nation will explore how to use quality and food safety as [...]
27 May 2020

Food additives committee supporting innovation whilst maintaining core values

Many of the Codex technical committees are exploring how to continue working on specific topics in the absence of physical meetings without losing an entire year. The Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA), hosted by China, met online on 21 May 2020 with the countries leading electronic working groups in the committee to address concerns from member countries and observers on how CCFA can continue to manage its standard development work effectively. Commenting on the outcome of those discussions, chairperson Yongxiang [...]
27 May 2020

Food Safety Talk 5 June / No food security without food safety

To Commemorate the World Food Safety Day that falls on 7 June 2020, FoodBev International Consulting (Pty) Ltd invites you to join a Free Zoom Food Safety Talk entitled: No Food Security Without Food Safety. Date: 5 June 2020 Time: 12h00-13h30 (GMT +2) Platform: Zoom The theme for this year is Food Safety, everyone’s business. A panel of experts drawn from industry and academia will each take time to present on different key issues and calls to action set out for the day by [...]
26 May 2020
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