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World Food Safety Day/ Peru celebrates

In the month of June the Ministry of Health of Peru (MINSA), through the General Directorate of Environmental Health and Food Safety (DIGESA) in conjunction with the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation, through the National Agrarian Health Service of Peru (SENASA), and the Ministry of Production, through the National Fisheries Health Organization (SANIPES), organized an “Educational day for World Food Safety Day in Peru”. The event took place via the Zoom Platform and was aimed at a general population. Likewise, [...]
18 July 2024

CCLAC23 / "Proud to have been able to work with the region in a strong and dynamic way"

The 23rd session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (CCLAC23) will take place virtually, 22-26 July 2024. As Members and Observers prepare for the meeting, we sat down with Rommel Betancourt, Chairperson of CCLAC23, to talk about the agenda, his experience in leading Codex work in the region over the last four years, and much more. In this interview, Rommel also shares some memories recalling his first thoughts and feelings related to his new role [...]
17 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ The Day becomes a “food safety week” in Oman

This year, the Food Safety and Quality Center (FSQC) in the Sultanate of Oman celebrated World Food Safety Day and also organized a “Food Safety Week 2024” under the theme of “Food Risk Assessment: Partnership - Awareness - Commitment” in the period from 28 April to 4 May. This annual World Food Safety Day event aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge among society regarding food safety and quality and public health protection, in addition to building and upgrading capacities and [...]
15 July 2024

Codex and the SDGs – input to the High-Level Political Forum

The Ministerial segment of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) meets this week, to review progress on a cluster of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) was one of the entities invited by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to submit information for this review, in an indication of the impact Codex work has at a global level. The request for information underlines the significance of Codex work to the Sustainable Development Agenda [...]
15 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Food Safety Matters podcast

Food Safety Matters, a podcast for food safety professionals hosted by Food Safety Magazine, hosted an episode on improving food safety in traditional markets on 25 June, 2024. The podcast guests, Caroline Smith DeWaal, Senior Manager at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and Richard Pluke,the Food Safety Lead and Chief of Party for GAIN's EatSafe programme described the work to improve food safety in traditional markets, while also striving to encourage healthier diets and sustainable food systems. The [...]
15 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ A Food Loss and Waste Podcast

The United States of America Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Kitchen Sink: A Food Loss and Waste Podcast celebrated World Food Safety Day this year with a special episode on food safety. The host and producer, Nika Larian, USAID Senior Nutrition Advisor for Food Safety, was joined by three experts, Richard Pluke, the Food Safety Lead and Chief of Party for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) EatSafe project; Roberta Lauretti-Bernhard, Vice President for Programs at Food Enterprise Solutions and [...]
15 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ A recall training seminar in Japan

In Japan, on the occasion of World Food Safety Day, Zensho Holdings, a restaurant chains company, hosted a recall training seminar to share the actions during unexpected events, and created a video to raise awareness about World Food Safety Day within the company, reaching more than 2 500 employees. First, a lecture in the recall training seminar was given on the purpose and significance of recalls to participants in charge of various business fields. Then, they formed groups and conducted case [...]
15 July 2024

ACT/ Regional meeting in Latin America reviews successes and agrees on future plans

The key actors in the FAO-implemented and Republic of Korea-funded Action to support implementation of Codex AMR Texts (ACT) project met for state-of-the-project discussions in the Plurinational State of Bolivia on 24–28 June. The meeting, which started in La Paz, aimed to evaluate the progress of the ACT project, which is being implemented in six countries, and deliberate on the strategic direction for the upcoming years, including a thorough review of work plans. On the first day of meetings, representatives of [...]
11 July 2024

World Food Safety Day in Iraq

For "Safe Food, Sustainable Health" and under the slogan “Preparing for the Unexpected” and to raise awareness about food safety incidents and prepare for any emergency related to food safety and foodborne diseases the College of Agricultural Engineering Sciences, University of Baghdad in Iraq organized World Food Safety Day events. The events aimed to highlight the importance of food safety in achieving sustainable development goals, enhancing food security, and spreading awareness about the challenges facing this vital field. The events included two [...]
09 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Food safety experts raise awareness in Nigeria street food market

To commemorate and celebrate World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2024, the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) partnered with the London Professional Training Centre (LPTC) in Nigeria to mark the 2024 World Food Safety Day with the theme: ”Food Safety-Prepare for the Unexpected” at Otto Whitesand Market, Ebute-Metta, Lagos State,the largest market forseafoods (stockfish, periwinkle, prawns, etc.) snails and raw food items where both wholesalers and retailers converge to ply their trade in Lagos State, which [...]
09 July 2024
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