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Observing World Food Safety Day in Georgia


The United States Department of Agriculture funded Safety and Quality Investment Project, in collaboration with development stakeholders and relevant Government of Georgia institutions, including LEPL National Food Agency marked the World Food Safety Day in Mziuri Park of Tbilisi on 7 June 2022.

The event was conducted with an objective to raise public awareness and promote safe food. The event inspired action to help prevent, detect, and manage foodborne risks, that contribute to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism, and sustainable development.

Approximately 600 people visited the market fair, which featured local dairy and beef products, cheese making masterclasses, children’s entertainment activities, lottery drawing for prizes, and other attractions.

The World Food Safety Day public event convened many diverse stakeholders, including approximately 30 private business in the dairy and beef market system, representatives from Georgian government institutions (Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, National Food Agency), United States Government representatives, and various development organizations contributing to raising awareness and improving private and public entities capacity to assure better food safety.