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Denmark’s Food Nation will hold a Global Food Talk on World Food Safety Day


Food Nation will hold a Global Food Talk for World Food Safety Day on 7 June, 13:00-14:00 CEST with Denmark’s Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn, and leading high-level profiles from the Danish and international agriculture and food scene.

Food safety saves lives. It is not only crucial to food security but also plays a vital role in reducing foodborne diseases. Numbers from the World Health Organization estimate that 600 million people fall sick of foodborne illnesses every year which also causes 420 000 preventable deaths every year.

Food safety and quality have a huge impact on many of the global challenges we need to solve whether it is food-related illnesses, security of food supply or sustainable production. Our global food systems need to produce enough safe food for all. Recognizing the systemic connections between the health of people, animals, plants, the environment and the economy will help us meet the needs of the future and are essential to reach the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The key question to which we are seeking to answer is: How do we ensure healthy and safe food for the entire world’s population with limited resources?


13:00 CEST: Welcome, Lise Walbom, CEO, Food Nation

  • Denmark’s ambitions to ensure healthy and safe food to the global population
    Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn
  • Urgency call towards the global challenges in regard to food quality and safety
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (TBC)
  • Denmark’s ambitions and role to support the global agenda with focus on food quality and safety
    Nikolaj Veje, Director at The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and Christine Nellemann, Director of Institute at National Food Institute, DTU
  • Business initiatives that ensure food security and drives the green transition
    Ulrik Lund Jakobsen, CEO GEA Powder & Thermal Separation Technologies and Mikael Thinghuus, CEO Royal Greenland

14:00 CEST: Moderator closing remarks


Registration can be accessed here: