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World Food Safety Day 7 June / Working together to make food safe

Guilherme da Costa, Chairperson Codex Alimentarius Commission Today we are celebrating the second World Food Safety Day, but we are observing this under very different circumstances to its inauguration a short 12 months ago. At that time we were still able to come together do discuss the importance of food safety. I was able to meet colleagues and friends from many Member countries face-to-face at a World Food Safety Day Event in The United Nations, New York and advocate for food [...]
07 June 2020

Facebook live event kicks off World Food Safety Day celebrations for FAO and WHO

In a wide-ranging discussion on food safety “from farm to table”, World Food Safety Day celebrations got underway on Friday 5 June, 2020 with a virtual event broadcast from WHO headquarters in Geneva, hosted by Pippa Haughton, WHO (left). The Facebook live guests were Sarah Cahill, Senior Food Standards Officer in the Codex Secretariat and Francesco Branca, WHO Director of Nutrition and Food Safety. Several hundred thousand viewers from around the world on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube followed the event [...]
06 June 2020

World Food Safety Day Webinar on what is safe and nutritious food

To celebrate World Food Safety Day, Dr Prakash Kondekar will be presenitng a webinar on what is safe and what is nutritious food. Date: Sunday 7 June Time: 8-9.30 PM (IST) Language: English   Agenda: About Food & its Category Food Adulteration Food Combinations Food Frauds Q & A Youtube Live Streaming   To register:
06 June 2020

AIARD 2020 - Making Food Safe: Meeting the Global Challenge - online events 8-11 June

Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt will take part in a webinar organised by the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) June 8th, 11 am - 12 pm EDT: COVID-19 and Food Safety The Codex Secretary's presentation is titled "Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: The importance of maintaining and strengthening international cooperation in times of isolation". Session moderated by Thomas Pesek, UNFAO North America Liaison Office   Registration Follow the link to register for this and the whole series of AIARD events  
06 June 2020

World Bank Webinar: Food safety in healthy food systems

The second World Food Safety Day (WFSD) will be celebrated on 7 June 2020 to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. This year’s theme “Food safety, everyone’s business” calls attention to the fact that food safety is a shared responsibility among policy makers, farmers, food businesses and consumers. Through Sustainable Development Goal 2, the world’s countries committed to “end [...]
05 June 2020

Joint Asia-Pacific webinar held to celebrate World Food Safety Day

A webinar for the Asia-Pacific region held on 3 June 2020, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) attracted nearly 1000 participants and included speakers and panelists from government, private sector, academia and consumer groups. Food safety has come into the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic and the webinar heard how heightened awareness about the need for personal hygiene, [...]
04 June 2020


粮农组织和世卫组织将于2020年6月5日(星期五)下午在瑞士日内瓦世卫组织总部联合举办一场虚拟庆祝活动—一次脸书直播活动—。这场为时45分钟的聚会将在官方庆祝活动的前两天举行,今年的正式庆祝适逢星期天。 观众将有机会与两位来自世界卫生组织和食品法典委员会秘书处的食品安全专家交谈,他们将讨论建立和维护安全的食品供应和健康市场,为社区提供安全的食品,促进全世界的健康饮食。 活动链接 了解更多: 粮农组织食品安全工作 世卫组织食品安全工作
03 June 2020

Join the #WorldFoodSafetyDay Twitter chat: new date June 9

Update: date change Now taking place on Tuesday 9 June 2020, the UN Food Systems Summit and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 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 @FoodSystems around the hashtags #WorldFoodSafetyDay and #WFSDchat. In view of next year’s UN Food Systems Summit, the online chat will look at how food safety fits into food systems, as ensuring food [...]
02 June 2020

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

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: from Youtube: 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