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Join the inaugural #WorldFoodSafetyDay #SafeFoodChat on June 6!



Food Safety is everyone’s business
#SafeFoodChat | #WorldFoodSafetyDay

Thursday, 6 June 2019 from 9 – 10 am EDT (3 – 4 pm Rome Time)

Host: @FAONorthAmerica
Hashtag: #SafeFoodChat

Additional Hashtags: #WorldFoodSafetyDay🍏



The first-ever World Food Safety Day, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2018, will be celebrated on 7 June 2019. The theme this year is "Food Safety, everyone's business.” Get a head start and join the #SafeFoodChat on June 6 to highlight the importance of food safety, the role that stakeholders play and actions that all of us can take in our daily lives.  

With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies, disproportionally affecting vulnerable and marginalized people, especially women and children, populations affected by conflict, and migrants. An estimated three million people around the world -- in developed and developing countries -- die every year from food and waterborne disease. Safe food contributes to economic prosperity, boosting agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. Food safety is key to achieving several of the Sustainable Development Goals.


The @FAONorthAmerica account will post the following seven questions in 8-minute intervals during the hour-long #SafeFoodChat.

1.             Why is #FoodSafety important for our health and the #FutureofFood?

2.             Who is responsible for keeping our food safe?

3.             What is your organization, agency or company doing to ensure our food is safe?

4.             What is the role of food labels in food safety?

5.             What are the risks of buying food online?

6.             What habits can keep our food safe when shopping or at home?

7.             How can we promote food safety for sustainable food systems in a changing climate?

Use the hashtag #SafeFoodChat in your answers.



Do you have additional questions? Please feel free to post them beforehand using the hashtag #SafeFoodChat. 


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