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World Food Safety Day to focus on ‘safer food, better health’


The theme for this year’s World Food Safety Day, which will be celebrated on 7 June 2022, was announced on 7 March. The guide to World Food Safety Day explains more about the theme, “Safer food, better health,” and offers pointers on what the Day is about and how to get engaged.

The 2022 campaign will focus on the ways in which safer food can improve health and well-being, not only our physical health, but also that of animals and environment.. Attention will also be given to the ways our food systems as whole need to improve, so that we can grow, trade and consume healthy and nutritious food. At last September’s UN Food System’s Summit, experts, professionals, academics and civil society organizations discussed how the global community should transform our food systems to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and address climate change-related issues. Food safety is fundamental to healthy and sustainable food systems, and it is fundamental to achieving the SDGs.

In his video address, Máximo Torero, Chief Economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), focuses on the way in which food safety is key to achieving all four of the organization’s key pillars: better production, better nutrition, better environment and better life. He appeals to viewers to invest time and effort into improving food safety everywhere.

WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Universal Health Coverage / Healthier Populations Dr Naoko Yamamoto states in her video message the importance of making food safety a priority for more people to be healthier and more productive, and to reduce the pressure on health care systems and have healthier food systems.

The World Food Safety Day slogan is ‘Food safety is everyone’s business’ and with that in mind, the guide and the event website are aimed at people from the food industry, academia, schools, governments and the general public. There is an array of materials available to help with organizing World Food Safety Day events and activities, including social media cards and posters in six languages, which are available on a Trello board. Templates are also available for producing World Food Safety Day ‘gadgets’, such as caps, T shirts, aprons and mugs.


All event organizers are encouraged to get in touch with details of their activities and with photos

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