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News about World Food Safety Day

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

Continent-wide and country-level cooperation key to ensuring food safety in Africa

The regional offices for Africa of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted a webinar on 14 June 2022 in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Codex Alimentarius Coordinating Committee for Africa (CCAFRICA). In addition to the co-hosts, nine speakers addressed different aspects of the multifaceted issue of food safety across the African continent. The event was ably moderated by the African Union Food Safety Officer, John Oppong-Otoo, [...]
16 June 2022

Ghana launches food safety policy as part of World Food Safety Day celebrations

As part of its month-long celebrations of World Food Safety Day, the Food and Drugs Authority of Ghana (FDA) will host a webinar to mark the launch of the National Food Safety Policy in the country. The event is co-organized with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Contributors to the event include the Honourable Kwaku A. Manu, Minister of Health, Barbara Clemens, representative and Country Director [...]
16 June 2022

Canada’s Reseau Alimentaire will hold a lunchtime World Food Safety Day discussion

The Reseau Alimentaire de l’Est de Montréal (RAEM) has organized a lunchtime discussion about "Food safety: our plate is the best witness!" to which experts have been invited for an “enriching discussion” about how to understand the importance of food safety to health.  The aim is to “feed your mind as well as your stomach.” Organizers wish to promote a sense of collective learning to encourage collective change in food safety habits. Date & time: 16 June 12:00-13:00 Montreal (18:00-19:00 CEST) Register Read more Facebook [...]
16 June 2022

World Food Safety Day 2022 in Mongolia celebrated under the President’s initiative

On the 7th of June, Mongolia celebrated the World Food Safety Day with rich discussions on the concrete solutions to tackle the national food security, safety and food systems challenges faced in the last few years. The National Forum on “Food security, safety- Food production” organized jointly by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and World Health Organization was attended by 800 participants from all parts of Mongolia. The President of [...]
14 June 2022