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Fiji’s Ministry of Agriculture embraces World Food Safety Day

On 7 June this year, the Fijian Ministry of Agriculture dedicated itself to ensuring its staff and the general public were not only aware of World Food Safety Day but also that they understood the significance of ensuring food safety “to inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks.” The Ministry, which is home to the country’s National Codex Alimentarius Committee, involved every department from accounts and human resources to animal health and agricultural statistics, in celebrating World Food [...]
21 June 2021

Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil produces an animation video on food safety

Members of the Bromatology Research Group at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil have produced an animation video to celebrate the World Food Safety Day. The video uses animation and simple language to discuss the key messages proposed by FAO and WHO regarding food safety, aiming to promote awareness about the importance of the subject.  The group is led by Prof. Scheilla Vitorino Carvalho de Souza who ensured the collaboration with a group of graduate [...]
21 June 2021

Benin authorities promote World Food Safety Day

The Beninese Food Safety Agency (ABSSA) organized a nationwide celebration of World Food Safety Day for 7 June, to raise public awareness about food safety among the general public and food workers and encourage action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks. Government dignitaries appeared on television in the run up to the day itself to ensure maximum publicity for the event. In addition to print media coverage, on 2 June, the Director General of ABSSA, Épiphane Sètondji Hossou, appeared on [...]
21 June 2021

Awards given to scientists in virtual seminar hosted by Centre for Quality and Food Safety and Sharda University in India

The Centre for Quality and Food Safety (CQFS) in New Delhi, India celebrated World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2021 in association with Sharda University, Greater Noida, India. The virtual seminar opened with an evaluation of an E-Poster competition that was organized a day before the event for students from various universities in the country. Winners in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, as judged by an expert panel, were awarded certificates. The main attraction of the event was an award [...]
21 June 2021

Revised Codex text provides timely guidance on paperless electronic trade

The first virtual session of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS), hosted online by Australia from 31 May to 8 June 2021,discussed and recommended for adoption at the next Codex Alimentarius Commission, a draft guidance document on Paperless Use of Electronic Certificates. When governments adopt CCFICS standards, they support fair trading practices, protect the health of consumers, and reduce food degradation and waste in international trade. Erik Bosker is Senior Policy Advisor at the Ministry [...]
18 June 2021

Message from Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region

On World Food Safety Day, WHO South-East Asia Region calls to intensify efforts to prevent, detect, and manage the risk of foodborne diseases, which globally make 600 million people sick every year. In her message Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh explains that safe food is critical to promoting health and ending hunger, two of the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She also reminds that food safety is everyone’s business and we must all do our part. “Though COVID-19 has [...]
17 June 2021

Asian Institute of Technology students summarise their work in World Food Safety Day video

The students and staff of the Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology (FEBT) and Food Innovation, Nutrition and Health (FINH) programme at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok have produced a video to mark World Food Safety Day, which offers a summary of the food safety-related work they have done over the last year. In the video, Professor Anil Kumar Anal says that food safety is everyone’s responsibility and should be the utmost priority for a sustainable and healthier society. “Foodborne [...]
17 June 2021

Food Safety at the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty in India

During the Food Safety Week 2021, the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty shared a detailed video on the various aspects of the topic, focusing on United Nations organizations’ proposed theme of “Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow”. Following Hyatt’s philosophy of Thoughtfully Sourced Carefully Served Food, it showed how the hotel chose its vendors, sourced its ingredients, stored them and served the most popular delicacies to its guests. Executive Chef Yogender Pal along with the Director of Food & Beverages Shoeb [...]
17 June 2021

Food safety management at the heart of the webinars at the Senac University Center in Brazil

Two webinars organized on June 7 and 9 at the Senac University Center in Brazil with the goal to highlight food safety management practices gathered an audience of about 200 undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and food safety professionals.  Moderated by Dr Lais Mariano Zanin, the first webinar opened with a presentation by MsC Raísa Mucinhato who spoke about water and school nutrition in the context of a dialogue on food safety and the United Nations 2030 agenda. Following MsC Simone Crispim [...]
17 June 2021

Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil leads a World Food Safety Day webinar

Research group “Dialogues on risk and food safety in interdisciplinary contexts” at the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil held a webinar on June 7 in celebration of the World Food Safety Day, attended by about 450 undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and food safety professionals. The webinar opened with a presentation by Dr Laís Mariano Zanin who discussed the importance of the World Food Safety Day, explained the theme of the year “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow” [...]
17 June 2021
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