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Journée internationale de la sécurité sanitaire des aliments: actualités

Chile to host three World Food Safety Day webinars

This year World Food Safety Day takes place in times of increasing complexity as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has placed unprecedented demands on all those in food safety and quality A series of 3 webinars will cover key issues and provide insight into how coronavirus has impacted on food safety, risk communication and the food industry.   Webinars (Spanish only) Webinar 1: Covid- 19 and food safety and quality in the world Webinar 2: Between acting and thinking: Risk Communication in [...]
05 June 2020

FAO North America to host webinar on food safety in the COVID-19 era and beyond

FAO North America invites you to join a webinar on food safety solutions to strengthen food systems for resilient food security to enhance health and well-being. Speakers will examine efforts to maintain safe supply chains through the pandemic and explore actions needed to minimize future logistics disruptions and build more resilient systems and processes. The webinar will take place on 12 June at 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (GMT – 4) See the programme and register here: https://fao.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vOUoWNnzQ161d6RixLbS7g
05 June 2020

Celebrations in Kenya to mark 2nd World Food Safety Day

Kenya joins the rest of the world in celebrating the 2nd World Food Safety Day. Due to the current challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic the celebration will occur by live promotions on local television networks/Radios, Live discussion/awareness forum on television, a series of webinars and print media/ newspaper supplements. The events will be facilitated by various government ministries involved in national food safety services. The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperative and the Ministry of Industry, Trade [...]
05 June 2020

Joint Asia-Pacific webinar held to celebrate World Food Safety Day

A webinar for the Asia-Pacific region held on 3 June 2020, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) attracted nearly 1000 participants and included speakers and panelists from government, private sector, academia and consumer groups. Food safety has come into the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic and the webinar heard how heightened awareness about the need for personal hygiene, [...]
04 June 2020

Qatar to promote food safety in a two-week campaign

On the occasion of World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2020, the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar will organize a two-week virtual campaign under the theme “Food safety, everyone's business”  to promote awareness to consumers by disseminating brochures, banners and messages through social media, radio, press interviews and a press release. The campaign aims to encourage consumers to follow containment-related health measures while grocery shopping and to improve their knowledge about food hygiene and the risks associated with handling  food [...]
04 June 2020

Tajikistan to celebrate World Food Safety Day with comprehensive communications campaign

Food safety is a priority by the government of Tajikistan. In commemoration of the day, the government plans to roll-out a comprehensive communications campaign with the purpose to: (i) raise awareness of the population on the WHO five keys to safer food; promote food safety as everyone’s business; improve food safety in markets and outlets; strengthen intersectoral collaboration; convene government agencies to take necessary policy decisions to strengthen the national food safety system. With the support of WHO, the Ministry of [...]
04 June 2020

South Africa events and activities for World Food Safety Day.

In South Africa, the Department of Health, Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Developments and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specification, as Competent Authorities responsible for Food Safety and Control have, in collaboration with the food industry, scientific organizations and industry experts, planned a series of events and activities through on line and virtual platforms, including social media, with the aim to celebrate World Food Safety Day 2020 and to inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage food [...]
03 June 2020

Joint World Food Safety Day event in Africa 8 & 10 June

This year, to raise awareness and inspire action for safer food in Africa, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Health Organization (WHO), World Food Programme (WFP), Codex Coordinating Committee for Africa (CCAFRICA), and the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) are jointly organizing virtual World Food Safety Day (WFSD) events, in collaboration with the Government of Ghana, on 8 & 10 June 2020. Considering the ongoing challenges of climate change, global food production and supply systems, [...]
03 June 2020

World Food Safety Day in Africa, webinar 7 June

The Joint FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee for Africa (CCAFRICA) and the Africa Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources have organised a webinar to commemorate this year’s world food safety day as a region The 2nd observance of WFSD on 7 June 2020 promises to leverage on the momentum created from the previous celebrations. Africa Union Member States are desirous to collaborate in unison to focus efforts of reaching state and non-state actors as well as those directly involved in food systems in [...]
03 June 2020

Join the #WorldFoodSafetyDay Twitter chat: new date June 9

Update: date change Now taking place on Tuesday 9 June 2020, the UN Food Systems Summit and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 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 @FoodSystems around the hashtags #WorldFoodSafetyDay and #WFSDchat. In view of next year’s UN Food Systems Summit, the online chat will look at how food safety fits into food systems, as ensuring food [...]
02 June 2020