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World Food Safety Day/ Foodfakty in Poland - details released

The Polish initiative, Foodfakty, will celebrate World Food Safety Day, for the fourth year this year. The 2024 event will be held under the theme "be prepared for the unexpected. The theme emphasizes the importance of being prepared for food safety-related events, regardless of their severity. Food incidents can occur due to mistakes, inadequate controls, fraud, or natural events. Being ready to handle them requires dedicated and coordinated efforts from policymakers, food safety authorities, farmers, and especially food business operators, all [...]
03 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Kenya’s preparations are under way

By: Maryann Kindiki- CCP, Kenya Kenya is in top gear in its preparations for World Food Safety Day 2024. On 30 April the national planning committee convened to engage media for a briefing on the theme of this year’s World Food Safety Day commemoration. This is aimed at guiding the media on the theme to ensure informed reporting. The planning committee is chaired by the Ministry of Health and comprises government agencies, academia and research, private sector alliances and associations, media and [...]
28 May 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Japan lecture

On 15 May, Masanori Kotani, President and Secretary General of Japan’s Food Safety Management Association (JFSM) delivered an online lecture to second-year students at Hokkaido Shizunai Agricultural High School on food safety and the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) “5 keys to safer food”, information on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points food food safety system and on the World Food Safety Day theme for 2024 and slogan. Following the last year’s lecture, the session included quizzes, which helped make [...]
20 May 2024

Korea Food Safety Day embraces new technologies in regulatory science

Corinna Hawkes, the Codex Secretary ad interim and Director of the FAO Division of Agrifood Systems and Food Safety, delivered the opening speech at the Republic of Korea’s Food Safety Day, this week. This 23rd celebration of Korea Food Safety Day is celebrated under the slogan “Together for food safety, Healthy South Korea!” and is the largest commemorative event in Korea’s food safety calendar. The event themes this year are digital food safety management, regulatory science using new technology and ensuring [...]
13 May 2024

Are you prepared? World Food Safety Day is just one month away!

The theme for World Food Safety Day, 7 June, this year is “Food safety: prepare for the unexpected,” which was chosen to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the launch of the FAO/WHO International Food Safety Authorities Network, or INFOSAN. The World Food Safety Day campaign in 2024 is inspiring preparedness on food safety, which includes in an emergency situations when it is necessary to quickly identify the nature and extent of an international outbreak, or potential outbreak, of foodborne illness. [...]
07 May 2024

Join our World Food Safety Day Planning Webinar!

World Food Safety Day is fast approaching! If you want to hold an event or activity to help raise awareness about food safety, join us on 10 May for the World Food Safety Day Planning Webinar! Representatives of FAO and WHO, together with members of the World Food Safety Day team, are running a webinar 13:00–14:00 CEST to explain this year’s theme, “Food safety: prepare for the unexpected,” and to talk about how to inspire action to prevent, detect and manage [...]
03 May 2024

World Food Safety Day theme unveiled

The theme for this year’s World Food Safety Day campaign has been launched today as "Food safety: prepare for the unexpected". The campaign this year will explore the different ways in which we can all ensure preparedness for unexpected food safety incidents, which can range from a power outage at home to an international food safety alert or foodborne disease outbreak. International systems are in place to ensure the fast exchange of information in the event of a food safety alert, and [...]
07 March 2024

The World Food Safety Day report 2023 is out now!

The report on this year’s World Food Safety Day is out now and ready to view. The 16-page document offers a glimpse into the immense variety of World Food Safety Day celebrations across the world this year and the unprecedented number of events and activities that took place. There were over 500 events in 139 countries. There were gastronomic and tasting events that promoted the enjoyment of food that is safe. There was a range of sports events that highlighted the [...]
08 November 2023

The media plays a vital role in World Food Safety Day 2023 successes

World Food Safety Day messages reached people across at least 139 countries this year. Newspapers, online news sites, television programmes, radio stations and magazines all played a part in spreading the word. On 7 March, the World Food Safety Day campaign was launched and the year’s theme, “Food standards save lives”, was announced. The Food Safety Africa magazine dedicated a double page spread to World Food Safety Day in its March issue and the Food Safety Magazine reported on the year’s [...]
09 August 2023

Poland’s FoodFakty Safety Week 2023 addresses role of standards in food safety

For the third time FoodFakty organized a Polish initiative: FoodFakty Safety Week (FFSW) – the cycle of five online sessions around World Food Safety Day  - and thus joined the global celebrations. The official theme of the event this year was: "Food standards save lives", which was the start for a broader perspective of global challenges contained in the WHO global strategy for food safety 2022-2030, paying particular attention to emerging threats. Additionally, this year, together with the Contact Point [...]
03 August 2023