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Bolivia celebrates the second World Food Safety Day


Maintaining the safety of food along the food chain is an essential and all actors must contribute. Actors in the food chain must implement food safety management systems based on the principles of the hazard analysis and critical control points (the HACCP system) to manage food safety risks and prevent food contamination.

This includes the application of good agricultural practices, good manufacturing practices, good hygiene practices, standard operating procedures for sanitation, good storage and transport practices, and fitness for work. All of these practices need to be especially reinforced during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Bolivia is celebrating the second World Food Safety Day (WFSD) through the following three activities:

1. A web seminar on 5 June on topics related to food safety:

- From 10.00 to 11.40: Password: iica2020

- From 15.00 to 16.40: Password: iica2020

2.   A massive campaign to disseminate information documents through social networks by members of the National Codex Committee (NCC), including competent authorities e.g. FAO, PAHO, IICA the week of 1-7 June.

3.   Dissemination in national and local media: press release, fact sheet and statements to the media by experts from the organizations involved.