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ACT/ Regional meeting in Latin America reviews successes and agrees on future plans

The key actors in the FAO-implemented and Republic of Korea-funded Action to support implementation of Codex AMR Texts (ACT) project met for state-of-the-project discussions in the Plurinational State of Bolivia on 24–28 June. The meeting, which started in La Paz, aimed to evaluate the progress of the ACT project, which is being implemented in six countries, and deliberate on the strategic direction for the upcoming years, including a thorough review of work plans. On the first day of meetings, representatives of [...]
11 July 2024

World Food Safety Day in Iraq

For "Safe Food, Sustainable Health" and under the slogan “Preparing for the Unexpected” and to raise awareness about food safety incidents and prepare for any emergency related to food safety and foodborne diseases the College of Agricultural Engineering Sciences, University of Baghdad in Iraq organized World Food Safety Day events. The events aimed to highlight the importance of food safety in achieving sustainable development goals, enhancing food security, and spreading awareness about the challenges facing this vital field. The events included two [...]
09 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Food safety experts raise awareness in Nigeria street food market

To commemorate and celebrate World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2024, the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) partnered with the London Professional Training Centre (LPTC) in Nigeria to mark the 2024 World Food Safety Day with the theme: ”Food Safety-Prepare for the Unexpected” at Otto Whitesand Market, Ebute-Metta, Lagos State,the largest market forseafoods (stockfish, periwinkle, prawns, etc.) snails and raw food items where both wholesalers and retailers converge to ply their trade in Lagos State, which [...]
09 July 2024

CTF/ Nationwide seminars in Kazakhstan spread awareness on a range of issues

As part of the FAO/WHO Codex Trust Fund project, the Kazakhstan Codex Alimentarius Group conducted field workshops under the theme of “Priority food safety issues” in eight regions of the country. In general, the seminars were held with the participation of specialists from the sanitary and epidemiological control of the Ministry of Health, the Committee for Veterinary Control and Surveillance of the Ministry of Agriculture, branches of the National Center of Expertise, the National Chamber of Food Producers, “Atameken”, scientists, teachers [...]
05 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Regional event in Europe hears from food safety experts

On Tuesday 25 June, a webinar brought together experts of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to inform and inspire food safety professionals from across Europe and Central Asia to better manage known and emerging food safety risks. “FAO is working closely with the countries of the region to enhance their capacities to be prepared,” said Raimund Jehle, FAO Regional Programme Leader for Europe and Central Asia in his welcome words. [...]
05 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ FAO teams up with Kyrgyz university for awareness raising workshop

To raise awareness on proper food safety and management, a workshop was held in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, on World Food Safety Day to help consumers, producers and officials focus on an issue often taken for granted. The workshop was organized by FAO, in partnership with Kyrgyz Economic University. “The date, 7 June is more than just a date on the calendar,” said Kuvatbek Bapaev, Acting FAO Deputy Representative in Kyrgyzstan and an FAO technical adviser, during his [...]
05 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Portuguese beverages company opens doors to students

The Portuguese food and beverages company, Sumol Compal, celebrated World Food Safety Day for the third consecutive year this year. This celebration at Sumol Compal took place during the month of June across three sites on three separate days, opening its doors to students and recent graduates to raise awareness about the importance of preventing food safety incidents. Following a visit to production sites, participants were challenged to get involved in a case study simulating a supplier alert for a potential physical [...]
05 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Papua New Guinea Minister opens national event

In Papua New Guinea, World Food Safety Day was celebrated at a conference attended by FAO and WHO representatives, with an opening speech given on behalf of the Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Hon. John Boito, Coffee Minister, Livestock Minister and Oil Palm Minister. The Minister’s speech started with a background to Papua New Guinea’s membership of the Codex Alimentarius Commission and thanks to the Directors General of FAO and WHO for the “excellent work done by FAO, WHO and Codex [...]
05 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Mexican company involves its entire supply chain in food safety

On 7 June, OMEX Alimentaria, a Mexican food company involved in cold meats and dairy products, celebrated World Food Safety Day for the second consecutive year. This year, two production plants and eight distribution centres in the country participated, with more than 1 000 employees. The event became a day of learning and fun, focused on the importance of maintaining high food safety standards throughout the production, distribution and sales chain. During the celebration, fun and educational activities were held, such [...]
05 July 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Sushi in the spotlight in Portugal event

World Food Safety Day was celebrated in an event at the Lusófona de Lisboa University in Portugal, where the risk of parasites in sushi was discussed. Two lectures were presented by two of the researchers/teachers who have the most contact with parasitology. They explained the concern of the existence of parasites in fish that is destined for raw consumption, how they spread among marine inhabitants and how they reach humans. In the laboratory, participants learned how to find various nematodes essentially in [...]
05 July 2024
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