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Japan celebrates World Food Safety Day and delivers key COVID-19 information for the public


Japan celebrates the World Food Safety Day. The Japanese government (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) posts a message of “Food safety, everyone's business” on social media to bring the attention of the public. In addition, “a Guide to World Food Safety Day 2020” was translated to Japanese in order to involve relevant stakeholders to join this celebration.

In order to overcome challenges caused by COVID-19 and ensure food safety, the “COVID-19 and food safety: guidance for food business” was also translated and posted on WHO Kobe Centre’s website, and this information is shared among the people interested.