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World Food Safety Day event in the Islamic Republic of Iran to discuss future of food safety

The Iran National Standards Organization (INSO) will celebrate World Food Safety Day this year with the cooperation of some organizations including the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) and the National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute (NNFTRI) in recognition of the 60th anniversary of Codex Alimentarius. INSO is planning to hold an in-person event titled “The Future of Food Safety” for World Food Safety Day on 13 June, which will take place in Tehran in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This event will attract stakeholders and [...]
13 June 2023

Poland’s third World Food Safety Day Food Fakty event has been announced

Poland’s week of World Food Safety Day celebrations, the Food Fakty eforum, are set to take place 12-16 June this year. Plans for this year’s event include a celebration of the 60th anniversary of Codex Alimentarius. The event will centre this year’s World Food Safety Day theme of “food standards save lives” as well as broadening discussions to a wider perspective, inviting as many institutions as possible to present their message to the food industry. This is the third year of Food [...]
12 June 2023

World Food Safety Day conference in Armenia to highlight the critical role of food standards

FAO Representation in Armenia is organizing a conference to mark World Food Safety Day in Yerevan. The event will be organized in partnership with the Ministry of Economy of Armenia and the Strategic Development Agency NGO. Under the theme "Food Standards Save Lives," the event will highlight the critical role of food standards in ensuring public health and promoting safe trade practices. As we also mark the 60th anniversary of the Codex Alimentarius Commission this year, a special reference will [...]
07 June 2023

World Food Safety Day events planned in the Russian Federation

On Wednesday, 7 June 2023, the FAO Liaison Office with the Russian Federation and the  the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in the Russian Federation jointly with the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Federal Research Centre of Nutrition and Biotechnology" will hold a press conference at the TASS press centre from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Moscow time, as well as a scientific symposium from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Moscow time at the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Federal Research [...]
07 June 2023

FAO and WHO to host high-level World Food Safety Day event

On 7 June, World Food Safety Day, FAO and WHO will host a hybrid high-level event where participants can learn how food safety standards contribute to saving lives. The event will expand on this year’s theme for World Food Safety Day, “Food standards save lives”. The event will open with remarks by QU Dongyu, FAO Director-General, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. During the 75-minute event, FAO’s Deputy Director-General, Maria Helena Semedo will moderate a short panel discussion with ministers for agriculture [...]
07 June 2023

Mexican university to hold its first ever food safety forum for World Food Safety Day

The Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco University in Mexico will hold its first ever Food Safety Forum on World Food Safety Day. The objective of the event is to “contribute to sanitary quality in the production and conservation of food”, through conferences in the Academic Division of Agricultural Sciences of the University. Subjects to be covered include sanitary surveillance in meat processing, graduate experiences in Business Process Management (BPM) in the meat industry, and foodborne diseases. There will also be an exhibition [...]
07 June 2023

World Food Safety Day event to highlight project work in Africa

On 7 June, FAO will host a World Food Safety Day event called “Assessing food safety and plant health in 11 countries in Africa: a panel discussion”. Event participants will discuss a project that is providing countries with technical support toward strengthening food control and phytosanitary capacities and governance. The project is led by a team of food safety experts from FAO’s Food Systems and Food Safety Division, with support from the IPPC Secretariat. The event will include two panel [...]
07 June 2023

What would you ask a food safety officer on World Food Safety Day?

Ask us anything! We’re taking questions on: -        What it’s like to work in food safety in an international organization -        How food standards keep food safe -        What is next in food safety at a global level FAO and WFP will host an audience-driven event on World Food Safety Day designed to inspire greater efforts in promoting food safety and food security. From wherever they are in the world, participants will be able to submit their questions for food safety officers, food technologists [...]
07 June 2023

Food standards under the spotlight in Australian World Food Safety Day webinar

The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) will hold a World Food Safety Day webinar to discuss the importance of food regulation. AIFST CEO Fiona Fleming will host a panel of food scientists including: Todd Redwood, British Standards Institution group (BSI) Robin Sherlock – Safe Food Queensland Nick Fletcher – Food Standards Australia Andrew Mathieson –  Australian National University (ANU) Jasmine Lacis-Lee – Bureau Veritas AsureQuality (BVAQ) Duncan Craig – Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) Each panellist will be asked to give a 2-minute introduction [...]
07 June 2023

British university offers lecture for World Food Safety Day: Can quinoa be a healthier and safer alternative to rice?

Professor Parvez Haris of De Montfort University in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will give a World Food Safety Day lecture on arsenic in rice and whether quinoa can be a healthier and safer alternative. For many years Professor Haris has been carrying out research on rice, especially focusing on its essential and toxic element composition [1-3].  According to Haris, the research with populations in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Bangladesh revealed [...]
07 June 2023
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