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Journée internationale de la sécurité sanitaire des aliments: actualités

World Food Safety Day webinar in the region of Europe and Central Asia addresses One Health

The FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and the WHO Regional Office for Europe (EURO) co-hosted a World Food Safety Day webinar on 28 June to address the linkages between One Health and food safety. Welcome remarks were given by Raimund Jehle, Regional Programme Leader, FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, who said: “Food safety authorities have long worked to manage food safety issues through a set of key principles including a risk-based approach, applying controls from [...]
06 July 2023

Promoting food safety in Pakistan – awareness walk, radio show, and seminars

To mark World Food Safety Day 2023, FAO Pakistan organized activities ranging from a radio talk show and an awareness walk to seminars targeting students, farmers, and the general community. The walk, which took place on 7 June 2023 in Islamabad, brought almost 80 key stakeholders to march in solidarity and show commitment to collective action to prevent foodborne illnesses. “We wanted to highlight the crucial role of food safety in protecting public health and promoting sustainable development. This walk helped [...]
06 July 2023

Peruvians receive a World Food Safety Day education … and walk for food standards

The Ministry of Health of Peru (MINSA), through the General Directorate of Environmental Health and Food Safety (DIGESA) and in conjunction with the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation, through the National Agrarian Health Service of Peru (SENASA) as well as the Ministry of Production, through the National Agency for Fisheries Health (SANIPES) organized an "Educational Day for World Food Safety Day in Peru" in June. The virtual event took place via the Zoom Platform and was aimed at the [...]
06 July 2023

Multistakeholder World Food Safety Day event organized by Egypt’s Codex Committee

Egypt celebrated World Food Safety Day 2023 through a special event co-convened by the National Food Safety Agency (NFSA) of Egypt and Codex Egypt, based in the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOS). The event highlights the importance given by Egyptian food stakeholders to food safety, with special addresses from the leadership of both Organizations and the leadership of the Chamber of Food Industries (CFI). The event also features an introduction to future efforts of modernization of the Egyptian Food [...]
05 July 2023

Kazakh students create ‘flash mob’ video entitled “Happy World Food Safety day!”

Students of the Department of Veterinary Sanitation of the Faculty of Veterinary and Husbandry Technologies at the S.Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical Research University, together with their lecturer, Associate Professor Laura Auteleyeva, created a ‘flash mob’ video for World Food Safety Day. Set to a rap sound track, the students can be seen wearing World Food Safety Day T-shirts and laboratory coats, as well as dark glasses, as Professor Auteleyeva walks into shot to front the ‘mob’ scene. Watch the video  
05 July 2023

Staff at soft drinks facility in Chile celebrate World Food Safety Day

A soft drinks bottling facility, Coca Cola Andina Renca Embotelladora, celebrated World Food Safety Day this year. Events were aimed at all staff at the facility in order to raise awareness of the importance of safety to operators and in order to continue manufacturing for the benefit of consumers. See some of the event photos in the World Food Safety Day Flickr album   Photo © Coca Cola Andina Renca
03 July 2023

Nepal celebrates World Food Safety Day with a city march and a high-level event

More than 400 participants walked in the capital of Nepal to raise awareness about food safety. Stakeholders from the government, academia, consumer forums, media, agri-food business, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) marched with banners displaying messages about food safety and food standards. The city march, followed by a high-level event in Kathmandu, was held to celebrate World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2023. “We need to prioritize food safety not only to protect public [...]
30 June 2023

Japanese food company celebrates World Food Safety Day for the first time

Japanese food company, Zensho, celebrated World Food Safety Day for the first time this year and held lectures on Codex General Hygiene Principles in May and June. In the lectures, they took commemorative photos and pledged to continue working on food safety in the future. For all Zensho personnel the company is promoting food safety education based on the Codex General Principles of Food Hygiene, the “world standard for food safety”. This year, as the first World food Safety Day event, [...]
30 June 2023

Childhood diet and behavioural change the focus of World Food Safety Day events in Fiji

World Food Safety Day was celebrated in a high-level event in Suva, Fiji on 7 June. Officials from the government and international organizations gave speeches in the morning, which were followed by two competitions. The Chief Health Inspector of Fiji, Vimal Deo, opened proceedings, offering welcome remarks and an introduction to the day’s events. He then handed over to two chief guests, the Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Vatimi Rayalu, and the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Hon. Dr Ratu Atonio [...]
30 June 2023

World Food Safety Day in Latin America and the Caribbean / Webinar on food standards, drawing competition

Over 600 people inLatin America and the Caribbean learned more about food safety at the webinar “Food standards save lives” on 5 and 6 June 2023. In addition, there was a drawing competition to showcase the significance of this topic. “The implementation of food standards is essential to reduce foodborne illnesses, protect people's health and contribute to food and nutrition security. Standards help different sectors to improve their performance in terms of food safety, process traceability, and the transparent exchange of [...]
29 June 2023