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University POLITEHNICA Timisoara, Romania holds poster competition

The Faculty of Industrial Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, University POLITEHNICA Timisoara, Romania is joining the WHO and FAO campaign on World Food Safety Day by organizing the Youth and Food Safety Competition. Because the day is 7th of June, 7 themes on food chain components that greatly impact food safety are proposed to middle school, high school and college students for a poster presentation. The aim is to raise awareness on food safety importance, to inform and to involve more and [...]
08 June 2020

Costa Rica Vice-President relays World Food Safety Day greetings in two videos

For the second World Food Safety Day, H.E. Epsy Campbell Barr, Vice-President of the Republic of Costa Rica, recorded two video messages, one in Spanish and another in English, to convey commemorative greetings to all. As the original sponsor of the resolution to establish a UN day dedicated to food safety, Costa Rica is committed to promoting the production, consumption and trade of safe food given its importance to health, well-being and livelihoods. In the video, the Vice-President calls on the international community to [...]
07 June 2020

Tunisia celebrates World Food Safety Day

As part of the World Food Safety Day celebrations the Tunisian National Agency for Sanitary and Environmental Control of Products (ANCSEP), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and all governmental and non-governmental parties involved in food safety, come together to consolidate food safety efforts and support actions to ensure food safety. This year World Food Safety Day addresses  "Food safety in markets" especially in times of COVID-19.   In this context, ANCSEP and the World Health Organization, in collaboration with all [...]
07 June 2020

World Food Safety Day / Our big dream of bringing safe and nutritious food to every home

By Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt On 30 May 2020 7.22pm German time I was glued to my new quarantine TV watching the launch of the Space X DEMO-2 mission. I felt almost the same awe and excitement as I had in front of a much smaller black and white TV in 1969 when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. I don’t remember what I was thinking in 1969 but now a lot of thoughts raced through my head: the first was selfish. [...]
07 June 2020

Veterinary and agricultural science students to gather online to talk food safety

In a webinar on 7 June, the International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) and the International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS) will host an online event to celebrate World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2020. Alice Green, an FAO food safety officer, will be giving a brief presentation on the role of agricultural experts in promoting food safety from farm to fork. Her talk will focus on the benefits of food safety – which include improved health, [...]
07 June 2020

World Food Safety Day / Codex Vice Chairpersons

 On the 2nd World Food Safety Day the Codex Vice Chairpersons share their messages. Mariam Eid, Lebanon The celebration of the World Food Safety 2020 take place in a moment when everyone's efforts are needed to continue and contribute to shaping the future of humanity. What the world faces today is directing attention to the Codex Alimentarius Commission which within the framework of its strategy can lead to a community with fewer food losses, less foodborne diseases, less poverty and less hunger [...]
07 June 2020

Twitter chat on safe dining and safe takeout food - new date 11 June

NEW DATE On Thursday 11 June, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) 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 @FoodInsight with the hashtags #WorldFoodSafetyDay and #WFSDChat and participation of @FAOWHOCodex, the Twitter account of the joint FAO-WHO food standards programme.   As the world slowly opens back up and lockdowns are lifted, people are looking for clear answers about how they can safely dine out—eating at restaurants, getting takeout [...]
07 June 2020

In Ecuador, food safety is everyone's business

To celebrate World Food Safety Day and recognizing that "Food Safety, is everyone's business", this year Agrocalidad “Agencia de Regulaciòn y Controlo Fito y Zoosanitario” highlights the work of the people who help ensure the safety of our food, raising awareness and urging action by emphasizing what everyone can do to ensure food safety. Whether you grow, process, transport, store, distribute, sell, prepare, serve or consume food, you have a role to play in keeping it safe. In this context, Agrocalidad [...]
07 June 2020

Saudi Arabia celebrates World Food Safety Day

In commemoration of World Food Safety Day (WFSD), the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) is participating in the celebration of the second WFSD through a series of events and activities under the theme “Food safety, everyone's business”. These activities include number of webinars over two days, awareness infographics, clips, and participation in some TV programs to enhance food safety awareness.  Webinars (Arabic Language)  Webinar 1: Assuring Food Safety, 7th June 2020 (10:00 – 10:30 KSA time) Webinar 2: Feed products safety, 7th June 2020 (11:00 – 11:30 KSA time) Webinar 3: Pesticide residues in food, 8th June 2020 [...]
07 June 2020

World Food Safety Day 7 June / Working together to make food safe

Guilherme da Costa, Chairperson Codex Alimentarius Commission Today we are celebrating the second World Food Safety Day, but we are observing this under very different circumstances to its inauguration a short 12 months ago. At that time we were still able to come together do discuss the importance of food safety. I was able to meet colleagues and friends from many Member countries face-to-face at a World Food Safety Day Event in The United Nations, New York and advocate for food [...]
07 June 2020