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World Food Safety Day: an opportunity for the Government of Uganda to promote safe food throughout the food chain


World Food Safety Day messages were delivered this year by ministers and experts in Uganda, who encouraged food business operators throughout the supply chain to help improve food safety within the country. The messages were delivered through TV and print media and a three-day training course was implemented “for food business operators and regulators in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries”, according to The New Vision news outlet. The activities were organized as part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-supported Trade of Agriculture Safely and Efficiently in East Africa (TRASE) project.

The World Food Safety Day celebrations kicked off on 7 June 2022 with the national Television UBC TV airing a message on food safety, after the evening news bulletin. It featured Former Minister of Agriculture and current Chairperson of the governing board of Uganda Agribusiness Alliance, Victoria Sekitoleko, raising awareness and mobilizing action for food safety along the various value chains. On 8 June 2022, the Minister of State for Animal Industry, Bright Rwamirama gave a press briefing on World Food Safety Day. The briefing was aired on different TV and radio stations. In addition, there were two radio talk shows, a two-page pull-out in the national daily newspaper, The New Vision, short videos and T-shirts.

The training workshop on food safety management specifically gave instruction in the International Organization for Standardization standard, ISO 22000. The course trainer was Food Safety and Quality Expert Beatrice Opiyo and the workshop took place 13–16 July in Kampala, Uganda and attracted food business operators, who were awarded attendance certificates.

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