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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from 31 May to 8 June 2021,discussed and recommended for adoption at the next Codex Alimentarius Commission, a draft guidance document on Paperless Use of Electronic Certificates.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

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

One of the largest Brazilian companies in the fish sector celebrates World Food Safety Day

In commemoration of the World Food Safety Day, Frescatto company, one of the largest companies in the fish sector in Brazil, carried out an awareness campaign among its employees to reinforce the importance of food safety and remind of the importance of preventing, managing and detecting food-borne risks. The goal of the campaign was to strengthen the commitment to quality and high standards in its processes and operations and offer safe products to consumers. The company also promoted the initiative, along with [...]
17 June 2021

Arty supermarket team members educate colleagues on World Food Safety Day

Two team members at Whole Foods Market in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the United States of America decided to educate their colleagues for World Food Safety Day this year, by creating “impactful displays” in the staff common rooms. Sirena and Krista used a lot of initiative and “our art backgrounds, to build and set up impactful displays to show how food safety is important.” They created a walk-through, installation “putting into perspective the number of lives lost every year to foodborne illness”, [...]
17 June 2021

Recap from Denmark Food Nation’s Global Food Talk “Facing up to the global food challenge – Everybody has the right to safe, high quality food”

Food Nation hosted the second Global Food Talk on World Food Safety Day 2021 (7 June) with opening speeches from the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Rasmus Prehn and Senior Food Safety Officer from FAO, Markus Lipp. Food safety and quality have a significant impact on many of the global challenges we must resolve whether they are food-related illnesses, food supply security, or sustainable production. Our global food systems must produce enough safe food for everyone. The speakers’ overarching message [...]
17 June 2021

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

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
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