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Journée internationale de la sécurité sanitaire des aliments: actualités

India’s young food safety ambassador continues to spread awareness on World food Safety Day

Ojasvini Naik is an 11-year-old girl studying in Grade 6 in Mumbai, India. Since early childhood, she has been accompanying her mother to primary schools for food safety training for the workers who prepare mid-day meals for school children. She used to hear her mother talking about foodborne illnesses. This deeply impacted her young mind and she started spreading awareness about basic hygiene and the right of every child to safe food. She was felicitated as the Food Safety Ambassador [...]
29 June 2023

Benin’s food safety agency spreads the World Food Safety Day message

The Benin Food Safety Agency (ABSSA) is the competent authority responsible for organizing World Food Safety Day activities at the national level in Benin, in collaboration with international organizations. Organizing and celebrating such a day involves communicating about food-related health risks. As such, ABSSA organized this year’s activities with the aim of raising public awareness and inspiring action to prevent, detect and manage food-borne health risks. Activities were rolled out in two phases: firstly, the activities were promoted in the media, [...]
29 June 2023

Spanish food safety agency holds risk assessment conference on World Food Safety Day

The  Risk Assessment Conference, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) Scientific Committee, was held on 7 June, in the AESAN headquarters in Madrid. The Scientific Committee is the Risk Assessment Board in charge of  providing risk assessments and scientific reports on food safety and nutrition, defining the scope of the research work necessary for the fulfilment of its functions and coordinating the work of the groups of experts that carry [...]
29 June 2023

Albania celebrates World Food Safety Day

On 7 June, FAO in Albania celebrated World Food Safety Day in collaboration with the EU-funded Food Safety Project and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The joint event brought together representatives from the tourism sector, associations, agrifood regulators and consumers. In a video message recorded for the event, Raimund Jehle, FAO Representative for Albania, talked of the role of food safety in achieving healthy diets, in enhancing market access and economic development and in ensuring food and nutrition security. [...]
29 June 2023

Avocado packers in Mexico hold World Food Safety Day forum

The Asociación de Productores y Empacadores Exportadores de Aguacate de México – or Association of Producers and Packers Exporters of Avocado of Mexico (APEAM) held a World Food Safety Day forum this year, in collaboration with its associates and collaborators within the value chain. The event took place over two days: on 6 June in a virtual format, and 7 June in a face-to-face format. With more than 600 attendees, this event raised the awareness of the participants about the importance [...]
29 June 2023

World Food Safety Day in North Macedonia 2023

As a national Codex Contact Point (CCP) for North Macedonia the Food and Veterinary Agency (FVA) for the fifth time joined the global campaign to mark 7 June, World Food Safety Day. The aim of the initiative was to bring together different stakeholders involved in the food chain and through public debate to raise awareness for food safety as well as inform the public about the importance of prevention, detection and handling of food poisoning, thus contributing to food security, [...]
28 June 2023

World Food Safety Day hits the television news in Chad

On 7 June World Food Safety Day was celebrated in Chad under the theme "Food standards save lives". As part of the celebrations, the manager of the Cabinet d’Expertise Six Sigma gave an interview to Télévision Tchad24, a private Chadian television channel based in N'Djamena, Chad. The interview focused on the issue of a food safety culture and the popularization of food standards in Chad. Responding to journalists’ questions, the manager of Cabinet d’Expertise Six Sigma listed a few points, which can [...]
28 June 2023

Fun and food safety training for avocado packing staff in Peru on World Food Safety Day

The Avocado Packing Company S.A.C. celebrated World food Safety Day this year with the motto: "Food standards save lives". Celebrations consisted of distributing different World Food Safety Day flyers to the corporate emails of company staff, and a staff quiz. The quiz involved playing "three in a row", answering questions related to food safety, completing a line of three and winning and playing. As a prize for the correct answers, staff were given various prizes. The questions were prepared according to [...]
28 June 2023

Qatari logistics company celebrates World Food Safety Day

The Gulf Warehousing Company, GWC, a logistics provider based in Qatar, celebrated World Food Safety Day on 7, 8 and 11 June 2023 as part of a commitment to support this global observance in all its facilities. GWC emphasizes stringent food safety control measures and its food safety policy and objectives focus on compliance, training and competency development, communication, and a strong food safety culture to ensure customer satisfaction. Food safety awareness sessions were organized across the company’s food warehouses as part [...]
28 June 2023

American World Food Safety Day webinar to look at the economic and health implications of food safety

Agrilinks, an “online hub where agriculture, food security and development professionals connect” will celebrate World Food Safety Day in a webinar entitled Tiny Microbes with Big Business Impact: The Economic and Health Implications of Food Safety. According to the event organizers, globally, conflict and climate change threaten advances made to reduce hunger and support economic development. Without safe food, we are not able to properly address food security issues. Through biological and chemical contamination, tiny microbes can have big impacts on [...]
28 June 2023