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Codex team in Burkina Faso taking the lead on World Food Safety Day preparations


A team in Burkina Faso dedicated to organizing activities for World Food Safety Day, met in Ouagadougou on 7 May 2021 to set out a plan for the 7 June celebration and the key messages to disseminate nationally.

Some of the major food safety concerns in the country include the misuse of pesticides in agriculture on fruits, vegetables and cereals and the use of veterinary drugs. Sales of street food without adequate food safety checks are also on the rise, as are small informal food processing units which lack the appropriate official food safety checks.

“The message we need to get out in the run up to World Food Safety Day is of the importance of increased government action to protect the health of populations and tackle the incidence of fatalities from food poisoning,” said Cyrille Kambire, Codex Contact Point in the Ministry of Agriculture. “We urgently need to improve our food safety control system and improve knowledge of good practices in food production, processing and marketing.

The WFSD team is made up of government officials, food industry, consumer groups and non-governmental organizations.


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