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News about World Food Safety Day

More than 2900 food industry professionals attended FoodFakty Safety Week – an annual event celebrating World Food Safety Day in Poland

FoodFakty Safety Week was the biggest event in Poland celebrating the World Food Safety Day. The idea behind it was to create a space for debate, bringing in a wide array of knowledge backgrounds and perspectives around food safety by inviting participants involved in various stages of food production and distribution. FoodFakty Safety Week 2022 took place on 6–10 of June and comprised daily webinars and Q&A sessions. Lectures were given by over 40 experts from governmental authorities, public institutions, universities [...]
21 June 2022

Raising the profile of food safety in Chad

The Cabinet d’Expertise Six Sigma, a food safety awareness organization in Chad, held a series of World Food Safety Day events in efforts to raise the profile of food safety in the country. The events ranged from film viewings and speeches to conversations with people who have had foodborne disease, and with restaurateurs who talked about their food safety priorities. The organization recorded these conversations and distributed awareness videos, and they invited the media to attend their events. In national TV coverage, [...]
21 June 2022

Observing World Food Safety Day in Georgia

The United States Department of Agriculture funded Safety and Quality Investment Project, in collaboration with development stakeholders and relevant Government of Georgia institutions, including LEPL National Food Agency marked the World Food Safety Day in Mziuri Park of Tbilisi on 7 June 2022. The event was conducted with an objective to raise public awareness and promote safe food. The event inspired action to help prevent, detect, and manage foodborne risks, that contribute to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market [...]
20 June 2022

Nigerian authorities spread the word about food safety

In Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the National Food Safety Management Committee, organized a ministerial press briefing with the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, MD, FWACS to mark this year’s World Food Safety Day. The 7 June briefing was followed by hybrid virtual and in-person panel discussions on topical issues, under the title “Safer food for better health in Nigeria - the role of governments (federal and states), development partners, experts, private sector and the [...]
20 June 2022

To protect lives: an event to raise awareness of the role of the food sector in the day-to-day life of society

Veraliment, a professional training and food safety culture organization, held its fourth annual virtual event for World Food Safety Day in a live webinar. The event aimed to raise awareness about the mission of all professionals in the food sector to protect the lives of the millions of people who eat every day. Numerous actors from the food sector participated, both directly and in deferred interviews. “Scientific knowledge will guide us in how to anticipate and prepare for future challenges” stressed [...]
19 June 2022

In Peru, authorities organize a World Food Safety Day walk to raise awareness

The General Directorate of Environmental Health and Food Safety (DIGESA), of the Ministry of Health (MINSA), culminated its week of educational World Food Safety Day activities with a "Walk and informative fair to raise awareness about the importance of food safety", which began at the DIGESA facilities and ended at the Pedro Ruiz Gallo Park in the District of Lince in Lima, Peru. Various organizations involved in this important issue met at the DIGESA facilities to start the walk, in which, [...]
19 June 2022

World Food Safety Day across the Near East region

The Codex Coordinating Committee for the Near East (currently coordinated by Saudi Arabia) reports on several official World Food Safety Day events from around the region this year. Here’s a roundup:   Saudi Arabia In a video address, Hisham Al-Jadhey, CEO of the Saudi Food and Drugs Authority (SFDA), stated that “the world is celebrating World Food Safety Day, and is currently facing the impact of food supply chains, and the increasing burden of foodborne diseases indicates that diseases transmitted through food cause 600 [...]
17 June 2022

Looking at the past, present and future of European food control

On 10 June, the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and the WHO Regional Office for Europe hosted a World Food Safety Day webinar about the past, present and future of food safety. The event was moderated by Mary Kenny, Food Safety and Consumer Protection Officer, FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and Peter Sousa Hoejskov, Technical Officer for Food Safety and Zoonotic Diseases, WHO Regional Office for Europe, and guests included Džemil Hajrić, Director, Food Safety [...]
17 June 2022

School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and PANAFTOSA-VPH-PAHO/WHO launch an awareness campaign

The Escola Dom Cipriano Chagas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in collaboration with PANAFTOSA-VPH-PAHO/WHO launched an awareness campaign to mark the World Food Safety Day last 2nd of June. The School is part of the Favela Orgânica initiative that originated in the Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira communities in Rio de Janeiro. This initiative aims at teaching children concepts for conscious consumption, healthy gastronomy, homemade composting and family farming. The celebration included lectures on food safety and the five keys for [...]
16 June 2022

A run for food safety in El Salvador

The Salvadoran Agency for Technical Regulation (OSARTEC), an institution that is part of the National Quality Council, responsible for coordinating the participation of El Salvador in the development of International Food Standards emanating from the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission, in celebration of the World Day of Food Safety, carried out a sports event, under the motto "Safe food, better health". This activity was carried out thanks to the support of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Trust Fund, the PAHO/WHO Representation in El [...]
16 June 2022