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News about World Food Safety Day

Details of the World Food Safety Day Africa Region event announced

The regional offices for Africa of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have announced details of their joint World Food Safety Day event. The regional webinar will concentrate on how to ensure safer food for better health in the African region and is organized in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Codex Alimentarius Coordinating Committee for Africa. The 2-and-a-half-hour event will take place on Zoom on 14 June and [...]
14 June 2022

Students in Morocco organize conference for World Food Safety Day

The Club Agroalimentaire of the Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Tanger organized a World Food Safety Day event this year, in collaboration with the Biotechnology and Biomolecule Engineering Research Team (ERBGB) at the university. The event was a conference under the theme "Safe food for better health" and was held in the presence of agrifood specialists and researchers. As part of the proceedings, a ‘letter of encouragement’ from Markus Lipp, Senior Food Safety Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization [...]
13 June 2022

Food for All NGO in Benin produces World Food Safety Day video

As part of their World Food Safety Day celebrations the Beninese NGO, Food for All, wanted to raise public awareness on the issue of food safety. Through a video published on YouTube and Facebook they have emphasized the fact that all actors in the food chain, from producer to consumer, have a role to play in ensuring food safety and food hygiene. They also raised awareness about the different types of hazards in food. Watch the video  
13 June 2022

WHO, FAO and Jordan national food authority record video for World Food Safety Day

In celebration of the World Food Safety Day 2022, the WHO country office in Jordan developed a video in collaboration with FAO Jordan and the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (national food authorities). The purpose of the video is to communicate concise and clear messages on key practices for food safety. The role of the national authorities to enhance food safety was highlighted. The video concluded with calls for action by Jordan representatives of WHO and FAO to support food [...]
13 June 2022

Safer Food, Better Health: Making Food Safety Ambassadors

For World Food Safety Day, the Food Safety Ambassadors’ Network (FOSAN) organized the 8th Regional Food Science and Technology Summit at the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, the University of Ibadan. FOSAN coordinator, Professor Folake O. Henshaw was the event speaker. The audience was made up of stakeholders in the food and agricultural industry, food scientists, food manufacturers and other stakeholders in the food chain. Henshaw gave some background to how World Food Safety Day was established by the United Nations. This the [...]
13 June 2022

Codex standards for consumers and for trade the focus of World Food Safety Day in Indonesia

In one of the first events to take place on World Food Safety Day itself, the National Standardization Agency of Indonesia and the National Codex Committee of Indonesia hosted a hybrid physical and virtual event. The event, attended by at least 260 people online and a full venue in Jakarta, was opened by the Head of the National Standardization Agency and Chairman of the Codex Committee of Indonesia, Kukuh S Achmad. Achmad then delivered opening remarks, speaking about Codex Alimentarius and [...]
13 June 2022

Run for food safety in El Salvador

Authorities in El Salvador are organizing a 5km run for World Food Safety Day, to “promote the importance of better health and how safe foods contribute to that goal”. The event will take place on 12 June in the capital San Salvador, starting at the Multiplaza shopping mall. The run is organized in collaboration with the Salvadorean Technical Regulation Organization (OSARTEC), the International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health (OIRSA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) office in El Salvador. Prizes will be [...]
12 June 2022

Food Safety in Europe and Central Asia: Past, present and future

The FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and the WHO Regional Office for Europe will present a World Food Safety Day webinar under the title “Food Safety in Europe and Central Asia: Past, present and future” on Friday, 10 June. The event will take place live on Zoom in English and Russian. Recognizing this year’s World Food Safety Day theme, “Safer food, better health" the event will highlight the vital role of food safety in saving lives of millions, [...]
10 June 2022

Government of Panama to discuss “safer food, better health” for World Food Safety Day

With the aim of drawing attention and inspiring actions to guarantee food safety and to benefit consumers around the world, the Government of Panama has organized a World Food Safety Day webinar. Discussion will focus on tools that promote food safety and adhere to Codex Alimentarius recommendations while facilitating access to national, regional and international markets. Keynote presentations will come from Spain, Chile and Panama, and will address issues related to food safety worldwide, providing the public with a broad overview of [...]
10 June 2022

Workshop for World Food Safety Day in Kazakhstan

A scientific and methodological workshop dedicated to World Food Safety Day was held on 7 June, 2022 on the topic: “Safety and quality of various nuts” at the basis of NJSC Kazakh Agrotechnical University named after. S. Seifullin (KazATU). The workshop participants were represented by the KazATU (teaching staff, undergraduates), heads of food markets laboratories, a major supplier of nuts to the markets of Nur-Sultan, WHO international consultant (Eronimas Maskeliunas), consultant of the WHO country office, Kazakhstan Codex Alimentarius Team. The [...]
09 June 2022