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News about World Food Safety Day

Food Safety Authority of Ireland guides small businesses on food safety for World Food Safety Day

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has announced that its next “Breakfast Bites” event on 3 June will mark World Food Safety Day, by taking on the topic of ‘How to manage food safety in your business.’ The FSAI holds regular informal meetings aimed specifically at advising small food businesses and the 3 June meeting, hosted by the FSAI’s Lisa O’Connor, will address issues around what a food safety management system is, why businesses should put one in place and [...]
03 June 2021

FAO, WHO and Codex to host online World Food Safety Day event

FAO, WHO and Codex to host online World Food Safety Day event, discussing ‘Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow’ On World Food Safety Day, 7 June 2021, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Codex Secretariat will host an online discussion with Chief Scientists Ismahane Elouafi and Soumya Swaminathan to highlight the important role science plays in keeping food safe, now and in the future. The scientists will talk about [...]
02 June 2021

Jamaican authorities to hold a live discussion for World Food Safety Day

Earl Stewart Jr, Director of Planning and Research at the Jamaica Customs Agency will open a 2-hour online discussion on 2 June for World Food Safety Day, on the topic of ''What the Food Business Sector and Government Sector are doing to ensure our food is safe to eat.'' Two further topics will take apart the World Food Safety Day theme for this year: "The Present Actions of each Entity to ensure safe food now" and "Future Actions to ensure [...]
02 June 2021

SAAFoST will hold a ‘Celebration Webinar’ for World Food Safety Day

The South African Association for Food Science and Technology is planning a webinar to celebrate World Food Safety Day. The event will take place on 2 June at noon local time (10:00 GMT) with an exciting line up of speakers, including Professor Lucia Anelich, of Anelich Consulting food safety solutions, Susan Featherstone, CEO of SAAFoST and Jane Nock, Chief Technical Food Science Officer for in2food, South Africa. SAAFoST includes scientists, technologists and other professionals serving the food and allied industries in [...]
02 June 2021

Kazakh students wish you all a Happy World Food Safety Day!

Under the auspices of their Professor, Maikanov B. S. and PhD, Auteleyeva L.T., students at the S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University in Kazakhstan have made a video especially for World Food Safety Day. In a series of messages to their compatriots, the students say in the video that “food safety is a guarantee of health of Kazakhstan citizens,” “safe products are a guarantee of the future” and “food safety is the safety of the nation.” They also emphasise the World Food [...]
01 June 2021

Zhe Jiang University educates children on food safety, spreading the word to families and changing society

If World Food Safety Day is about spreading information about food safety, then the Zhe Jiang University’s 2020 project must be declared a roaring success. The Department of Food Science and Nutrition team in the College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, Zhe Jiang University, established a “Food Safety Popularization on Campus” project for World Food Safety Day last year, with the aim of educating young people through basic science lectures, micro-class competitions, webcasts, theatrical performances and a free app. Since [...]
01 June 2021

Ecuador to host regional food safety webinars for World Food Safety Day

This year, the international and regional organizations FAO, PAHO, IICA, OIRSA, and the CCLAC have joined forces to celebrate World Food Safety Day in a 2-day webinar. The goal of the event is to bring together the different stakeholders involved in the food chain continuum so they can share their expertise and experiences. Topics to be addressed are ‘good practices in primary production’, ‘contaminants in food’, ‘experience with traceability systems’ and ‘food handling and foodborne illness’, with speakers from various countries [...]
01 June 2021

London School of Economics to discuss pandemic impact on Africa for World Food Safety Day

An “online public event” will be hosted by the UK’s London School of Economics (LSE) on 1 June to mark World Food Safety Day. The event will build on a conversation hosted by the School last year on the impact COVID19 may have in Africa. Now, the question is how food security and agriculture in Africa may have been impacted by the pandemic. Food safety is an important factor in this discussion. To promote the event, the LSE states that “the [...]
01 June 2021

Join the 2021 #WorldFoodSafetyDay Twitter chat

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and @UNstatistics will host a Twitter chat in observance of World Food Safety Day. Anyone with a Twitter account can join the conversation, which will be led by @UNstatistics around the hashtags #WorldFoodSafetyDay and #WFSDchat21. The online chat will stress the importance of involving everyone in the supply chain, from farm to fork, to keep food safe. Questions pertinent to current global issues will be raised, allowing Twitter users to share their views and [...]
01 June 2021

Celebrating World Food Safety Day in Jamaica

In Jamaica, this World Food Safety Day will be a food safety week of discussions, activities, media events and fact-checking exercises aimed at consumers, industry and decision-makers across the nation. The events started on Sunday 30 May and will continue until World Food Safety Day itself, Monday 7 June. The array of events has been organized and supported by the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Jamaica’s Bureau of [...]
30 May 2021