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A lesson in food safety for World Food Safety Day

At a school in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, students celebrated World Food Safety Day this year by learning all about the WHO’s Five Keys to Safer Food. They then made posters and videos about what they had learned in order to raise awareness in their families and amongst their peers. The activities were an initiative from Corbridge Middle School’s science teacher, Meryl Batchelder, who said “Our Year 7 pupils love getting creative in science. Raising awareness [...]
04 July 2022

Farm-to-table approach a priority on World Food Safety Day in Cambodia

World Food Safety Day was celebrated in Cambodia on 30 June, in an event jointly organized by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) under the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister Yim Chhay Ly, Chairman of the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Ministry [...]
04 July 2022

Guibiao YE introduces the 53rd session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues

As the 53rd Session of Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) gets underway virtually from 4 to 8 July, 2022, the Codex Secretariat spoke to the new Chairperson of the committee Guibiao YE, from hosts China. Tell us about your role in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs/ICAMA? I have been engaged in the management of pesticide registration in the Institute for Control of Agrochemicals of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs for nearly 30 years. Over the last three [...]
03 July 2022

New Codex AMR project covered on Mongolian TV news

Mongolia is one of the first countries to start assessing their national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance system in the food and agriculture sectors. This is part of the new AMR Codex Texts (ACT) project. The project was highlighted on three national TV networks as prime-time news. “We trained 25 specialists from eight laboratories, we also conducted a workshop on the ATLASS tool with more than 100 stakeholders, assessed one regional laboratory, conducted a workshop to introduce the findings along with recommendations [...]
29 June 2022

WHO Maldives conducted a Virtual Run

WHO Maldives supported the Maldives Food and Drug Authority to conduct a Virtual Run to raise awareness on Food Safety and Physical Activity on the occasion of World Food Safety Day 2022. The run started off on the 7th of June 2022 on the Food Safety Day, continued on for 2 weeks with a total of 1000 registered runners from across the country. The closing of the run was attended by state ministers, DGHS, WHO team and the public which was [...]
27 June 2022

The Citizen, a Tanzanian newspaper publishes a series of articles for World Food Safety Day

In Tanzania, The Citizen newspaper published a series of articles about food safety and World Food Safety Day to raise awareness about food safety issues and about some of the initiatives being implemented across the country aimed at addressing those issues. Representatives of FAO and WHO, as well as other experts and NGOs contributed articles Dr Nyabenyi Tipo, FAO Country Representative in Tanzania, , describes the global impact of foodborne illness and the aims of World Food Safety Day. “Fortunately, preventive [...]
27 June 2022

For EatSafe, safer food and better health intersect in the traditional market

USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative, EatSafe: Evidence and Action Towards Safe, Nutritious Food, has honored this year’s World Food Safety Day (WFSD) with a special focus on traditional markets. The program’s aim is to to enable lasting improvements in the safety of nutritious foods in informal markets by focusing on the consumer. To commemorate this year’s WFSD, EatSafe led a series of activities, including blogs, events, resources, and even a podcast discussing what it means to “foster a culture of [...]
27 June 2022

Only when we work together can we achieve safer food for better health

For World Food Safety Day this year, the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests published information about the Day in national newspapers and on social media to raise awareness, with the reminder that “Only when we work together can we achieve safer food for better health.” The information explains this year’s World Food Safety Day theme, outlines the key messages and provides some facts & figures about foodborne disease. This was an opportunity to [...]
27 June 2022

Report of HACCP Academy Nigeria World Food Safety Day celebrations

For three consecutive years, the HACCP Academy Nigeria (HAN) have celebrated World Food Safety Day in Nigeria. This year 2022, HAN commenced a week of celebrations on 1 June with a visit to a farm. “It is our belief that 40-50% of food-related problems occur between the farm, transportation, storage and handling,” a spokesperson said. Subsequent activities included: Day 2 - a visit to a logistics company. Day 3 – a visit to a public secondary school, where students were sensitized on the [...]
26 June 2022

World Food Safety Day in Malaysia

In conjunction with the 2022 World Food Safety Day (WFSD), Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) through the Food Safety and Quality Division (FSQD) together with the Malaysia Food Safety Association (MAFSA) collaborated with food delivery service companies (p-hailing) to increase food safety awareness, especially food purchase online. During the WFSD2022 launching event, over 40 food delivery riders from various p-hailing company were flagged off to carry the WFSD2022 messages “Safer Food, Better Health” to consumers. The collaboration also aimed to [...]
26 June 2022