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World Bank Webinar: Food safety in healthy food systems


The second World Food Safety Day (WFSD) will be celebrated on 7 June 2020 to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. This year’s theme “Food safety, everyone’s business” calls attention to the fact that food safety is a shared responsibility among policy makers, farmers, food businesses and consumers.

Through Sustainable Development Goal 2, the world’s countries committed to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.” How can the World Bank help countries achieve this goal? Food safety is an essential part of the puzzle. Food can become contaminated at any point during production, distribution and preparation, compromising health and nutrition. Foodborne illness results in over 420,000 deaths each year, over one third of these are children, and result in $110 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses in low- and middle-income countries alone. 

“Food Safety in Healthy Food Systems: everyone’s business from farm to fork” recognizes that we all have a part to play in ensuring food is safe.

Webinar: Monday, June 8, 2020 | Time: 8:45 – 10:00AM EST

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