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World Food Safety Day/ ACT Project Activities in Pakistan

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Pakistan along with local and international partners organized a national dialogue on food safety on 7 June 2024 in Islamabad. Their Excellencies the Ambassadors to Pakistan of Denmark and Malaysia graced the occasion, as well as representatives of the Federal and Provincial Food Safety Authorities, relevant Federal Ministries, Animal Husbandry Commissioner and Chief Veterinary Officer of Pakistan, civil society, media, the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Islamabad [...]
13 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ FAO and WHO working to ensure everyone has access to safe and healthy food in the Near East region

Cairo/ June 10, 2024 The Regional Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Near East and North Africa (FAO RNE) in partnership with the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO EMRO) jointly organized an awareness campaign event on the occasion of World Food Safety Day, held under the theme “food safety: prepare for the unexpected”. This year’s World Food Safety Day theme offered an opportunity to acknowledge that even when the unexpected [...]
13 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Mexico marketing company raises profile of food safety

In Mexico City the MacMa marketing company held a “Quality and Safety Fair” on 7 June to commemorate World Food Safety Day. Through various recreational activities, staff food safety knowledge was reinforced, to ensure the wellbeing of clients and consumers. Read more World Food Safety Day events this year
13 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Safe fish for healthy life

On 7 June 2024, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT), Cochin, hosted a webinar on "Emergency Preparedness for Unexpected Food Safety Challenges," in observance of World Food Safety Day. The event was conducted online with four expert talks and interactive discussions. The first session was presented by Prof. Dr Iddya Karunasagar, an international consultant in food safety and advisor at Nitte University. He delivered a presentation on "Emerging Food Safety Issues in the Seafood Sector and [...]
12 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Mexico food company celebrates a day of fun and learning

Kay foods in Mexico ran a number of events for staff for World Food Safety Day in order to strengthen knowledge about food safety among staff. The day’s events involved a conference under the theme “Towards the consolidation of a culture of food safety in Kay foods,” where Dr Juan Antonio Cortes Ruiz, National Technological Research Professor of Mexico, Technological Institute of Mazatlán led proceedings. Staff then participated in a wide range of food safety-based games that helped improve knowledge in a [...]
12 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Nigerian Institute takes food safety to the street markets and media

The Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST), Lagos Chapter, commemorated the 2024 World Food Safety Day with a plethora of advocacy events. The Lagos Chapter of the Institute held week-long events, which commenced with members representing the institute in various media outlets, including TV, radio and podcasts, on food safety advocacy on this year's theme: "Preparing for the unexpected". In collaboration with government agencies, including the Lagos State Ministry of Health, the Safety Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency [...]
12 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Eritrea debates ways to improve national food control systems

Eritrea has celebrated World Food Safety Day for the second consecutive year, this year. The Eritrean Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) organized a commemorative observance with the participation of representatives from ministries, regional administrations, national associations, higher educational institutions, the country offices of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), stakeholders of development programmes, agriculture experts and food processors. The ceremony took place on 7 June at the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers’ [...]
12 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Codex Cuba convenes multisectoral workshops

A workshop on the evaluation of food safety and quality, was held in Cuba 20–24 May at the Central Agricultural Health Laboratory Unit, Ministry of Agriculture, Havana, Cuba. Experts and specialists from all the provinces of the country attended, as well as officials from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Codex Cuba Secretary. The event was also attended virtually by experts and directors of the Pan American Center for Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Veterinary Public Health (PANAFTOSA), Dr C. Susana [...]
12 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Youth And Food Safety competition in Romania

The Faculty of Industrial Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, University POLITEHNICA Timisoara, Romania joined the WHO and FAO campaign on World Food Safety Day by organizing the “Youth and Food Safety Competition”. Five themes on food chain components that greatly impact food safety were proposed to middle school, high school and college students for a poster presentation. All the participants sent via e-mail a poster related to a selected theme and a video containing the presentation of the poster. The project [...]
11 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Call for national resilience in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Food Safety Foundation (BFSF) along with six more organizations convened a seminar on 8 June 2024, at the AKM Giasuddin Milky Auditorium in Dhaka, Bangladesh with Professor Dr Ali Akbar, former Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh Agricultural University. The seminar focused on “Ensuring Food Safety in a Nation of Resilience: Unexpected Events, Role of Public Agencies and Private Sector for Uninterrupted Supply Chain.”  Keynote speaker Dr Md. Kamrul Islam, Professor, Department of Horticulture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh reiterated that food safety is [...]
10 June 2024