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Cabo Verde marks World Food Safety Day with a press conference

To mark World Food Safety Day, which is celebrated on 7 June, a press conference will take place on 8 June 2020 at 10 am at the University of Santiago - Campus da Praia (School of Technologies and Management), located at the São José Seminary, Prainha - Praia. This event aims to clarify for the audience the main aspects of the responsibility for food safety shared by the government / authorities, economic operators and consumers to ensure food safety in the [...]
05 June 2020

Cuba supporting World Food Safety Day, 2020.

Cuba has confirmed a series of initiatives to celebrate World Food Safety Day On May 22, a conference was recorded, which was later uploaded to the new YouTube channel of the National Office for Standardization (ONN). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rehNT6kQkUk&t=28 Follow the official Facebook page of the National Standardization Office (ONN): https://www.facebook.com/normascubanas/ All events can also be followed on Twitter https://twitter.com/CubaOnn Other events include: Conference: "Standardization in times of Covid 19: Food Safety", led by Dr.MV. Jorge Félix Medina Pérez, MSc. Secretary of the National Codex Alimentarius Committee and Secretary [...]
05 June 2020

Food safety in the time of COVID-19 webinar - Sunday 7 June 2pm (GMT+3)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - Food Safety Webinar  Sunday, June 7, 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. (GMT +3) Participate Online   Chris Sealey, Vice President, Community Life invites you to join Community Life, in celebrating the World Food Safety Day on June 7. The action-oriented campaign theme is "Food safety, everyone's business" and aims to enhance global food safety awareness.  Food safety is a shared responsibility. This webinar is designed to share information and resources regarding food safety and COVID-19. The goal is to support informed actions in the community since everyone, from farm [...]
05 June 2020

The Red Internacional de Promotores de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) joins the celebration for World Food Safety Day

In a world where the food supply chain has become more complex, any adverse food safety incident can have a global negative impact, affecting public health, trade and the economy. We all have a role to play, from farm to fork, in ensuring that the food we eat is safe and does not harm our health. Safe food is essential to promote consumer health and end hunger, two of the 17 major Sustainable Development Goals. To remark that “Food Safety is everyone’s [...]
05 June 2020

“Food Safety and COVID-19, Connection or Obsession?” A webinar by FEDALCYTA

This year, to mark the second celebration of World Food Safety Day, FEDALCYTA, the Food Campus of the University of Barcelona and FEDNU, are holding a webinar on 8 June. The webinar “Food Safety and COVID-19, Connection or Obsession? Exploring reality based on risk analysis” aims to provide an outlook of the changes required to prevent the impacts of COVID-19 impact on consumer health, global food trade, local markets and the food supply chain.   Save the Date 8 June, 16:30 CEST Register at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/dmia-2020/register Follow [...]
05 June 2020

Bolivia celebrates the second World Food Safety Day

Maintaining the safety of food along the food chain is an essential and all actors must contribute. Actors in the food chain must implement food safety management systems based on the principles of the hazard analysis and critical control points (the HACCP system) to manage food safety risks and prevent food contamination. This includes the application of good agricultural practices, good manufacturing practices, good hygiene practices, standard operating procedures for sanitation, good storage and transport practices, and fitness for work. All [...]
05 June 2020

FAO and WHO officers in the Caribbean to brief media on food safety in the context of COVID-19

The PAHO/WHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, United Kingdom Overseas Territories and French Departments and the FAO Subregional Office for the Caribbean, Barbados and Bridgetown are holding a virtual press briefing for World Food Safety Day on Friday 5 June 2020 at 12:00pm local time. The event will focus on “Food Safety in the context of COVID-19” and include: Opening Remarks – Moderator: Dr Karen Polson-Edwards, COVID-19 Incident Manager (PAHO/WHO) Remarks – Dr Yitades Gebre, PAHO/WHO Representative to Barbados and the [...]
05 June 2020

World Bank Webinar: Food safety in healthy food systems

The second World Food Safety Day (WFSD) will be celebrated on 7 June 2020 to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. This year’s theme “Food safety, everyone’s business” calls attention to the fact that food safety is a shared responsibility among policy makers, farmers, food businesses and consumers. Through Sustainable Development Goal 2, the world’s countries committed to “end [...]
05 June 2020

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 [...]
05 June 2020

European Food Safety Authority live Twitter Q&A 8 June 15:00 CET

Working to raise awareness of food safety and inspire action that helps prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, the European Food Safety Authority will be hosting a Twitter Q&A on Monday 8 June 2020, 15:00 CET. Questions will be answered live on line by Bernhard Url, EFSA’s Executive Director and Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt Read more about EFSA’s commitment to World Food Safety Day here. Get involved on Twitter with the hashtag #AskEFSA   We look forward to answering your questions with #CodexSecretary Tom Heilandt [...]
05 June 2020