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World Food Safety Day/ Papua New Guinea Minister opens national event

In Papua New Guinea, World Food Safety Day was celebrated at a conference attended by FAO and WHO representatives, with an opening speech given on behalf of the Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Hon. John Boito, Coffee Minister, Livestock Minister and Oil Palm Minister. The Minister’s speech started with a background to Papua New Guinea’s membership of the Codex Alimentarius Commission and thanks to the Directors General of FAO and WHO for the “excellent work done by FAO, WHO and Codex [...]
05 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Mexican company involves its entire supply chain in food safety

On 7 June, OMEX Alimentaria, a Mexican food company involved in cold meats and dairy products, celebrated World Food Safety Day for the second consecutive year. This year, two production plants and eight distribution centres in the country participated, with more than 1 000 employees. The event became a day of learning and fun, focused on the importance of maintaining high food safety standards throughout the production, distribution and sales chain. During the celebration, fun and educational activities were held, such [...]
05 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Sushi in the spotlight in Portugal event

World Food Safety Day was celebrated in an event at the Lusófona de Lisboa University in Portugal, where the risk of parasites in sushi was discussed. Two lectures were presented by two of the researchers/teachers who have the most contact with parasitology. They explained the concern of the existence of parasites in fish that is destined for raw consumption, how they spread among marine inhabitants and how they reach humans. In the laboratory, participants learned how to find various nematodes essentially in [...]
05 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Fitness the key to promoting food safety in El Salvador

The Salvadoran Technical Regulation Agency (OSARTEC), member of the National Quality Council (CNC), celebrated World Food Safety Day with the support of the International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health (OIRSA) with the motto “Prepare for the unexpected.” OSARTEC is the organization responsible for raising awareness of the importance of participation in the development and use of Codex Alimentarius standards, which protect the health of consumers and the promote fair practices in international food trade. Within the framework of the celebration, the [...]
05 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Activities in Ukraine

On 7 June 2024, WHO Ukraine in cooperation with FAO Ukraine, Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Public Health Center of Ukraine and the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection held a webinar on food safety for the students of public health, veterinary studies, food safety, food technology faculties, as well as for general public. Over 821 registered to take part and 480 attended the two-hour online gathering to learn from national and international food safety experts as [...]
02 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Multiagency webinar reiterates importance of investing in preparedness for food safety on the continent

By Lusubilo Witson Mwamakamba (WHO AFRO), Sansan Kambire (FAO RAF) and Hakim Mufumbiro (CCAFRICA) The world in general, and Africa in particular, has shown enthusiasm and exceptional mobilization to commemorate World Food Safety Day around the theme “Preparing for the unexpected". This year once again the Regional Office for Africa of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAORAF), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the African Union-InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the [...]
25 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Food safety awareness campaign in 30 schools in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia

On the occasion of the World Food Safety Day, the Food Safety Agency in Sidi Bouzid governorate, Tunisia, has launched an extensive awareness campaign under the theme "Getting ready for the unexpected." More than 4 000 students across 30 schools celebrated World Food Safety Day to better prepare for the unexpected. The campaign is a significant initiative that not only commemorates World Food Safety Day, but also aims to instill essential knowledge about safe food handling among students. The active involvement of [...]
19 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Codex Trust Fund advocacy workshop in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste has been implementing a Codex Trust Fund project under the guidance of WHO since 2022. An advocacy workshop on Codex was organized 12–14 June in Dili as a part of World Food Safety Day celebrations. There were 46 participants representing the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Coordinating Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Public Works, private sector representatives and United Nations agencies. The World Food [...]
19 June 2024

The European Food Safety Authority podcast: Prepared for the unexpected

In celebration of World Food Safety Day on 7 June, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released a new podcast episode entitled Prepared for the Unexpected. The episode explores the importance of identifying the source of foodborne disease outbreaks to ensure consumers are protected, and how the teams in place respond to food safety incidents and stay prepared. The episode is hosted by Edward Bray, Communications Officer in EFSA’s Communication Unit, with the participation of Eleonora Sarno, Scientific Officer in [...]
18 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Learning, knowledge and awareness raising in India

Food Safety Works, a food safety consultancy firm, observed World Food Safety Day with different activities through various platforms creating awareness about food safety and managing unexpected incidents that can hamper the food safety management system. These activities kicked off in the last week of May and built up to the occasion of World Food Safety Day on 7 June. On World Food Safety Day itself, Food Safety Works conducted a knowledge session on ‘Food Safety: Don’t Get Caught Off Guard.’ [...]
18 June 2024