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India’s Arjuna Natural spices company marks World Food Safety Day with employee training

The Indian botanical extract manufacturer, Arjuna Natural, took the opportunity of World Food Safety Day to train its staff in food safety and quality analysis.  Special training sessions were based on the theme ‘Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow’ and were geared towards greater awareness of the significance of food safety and healthy living. Live discussions on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Food Safety and Quality Analysis Mechanisms were conducted. “Safe food for everyone, every time, has always been our priority in [...]
22 June 2021

GFSI hosts World Food Safety Day discussion on ‘a healthy tomorrow’

Anne Gerardi, Senior Manager at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), held a virtual discussion with food safety experts on 7 June to mark World Food Safety Day. She spoke with Wai-Chan Chan, Managing Director at the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Maria Montosa, an environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) analyst at the FAIRR Initiative, and Suresh Mistry, Co-Founder and Head of ESG for Alquity. The FAIRR Initiative is “a collaborative investor network that raises awareness of the environmental, social and [...]
22 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

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

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

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