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Saudi authorities look at modern foods, antimicrobial resistance and consumer action for World Food Safety Day

On the occasion of World Food Safety Day, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) assembled a session on the “Safety and Sustainability of Modern Food” that covered several topics including:  Biotechnology in food products Modern protein alternatives Food innovation The objective for this initiative was to promote food safety culture, compliance with food standards and the reduction of food risks. In addition, there was intensive participation through the SFDA’s social media platforms (Twitter, Linkedin, and Snapchat) including: Twitter poll about public interests in new food sources [...]
23 June 2022

Danone staff collectively celebrate World Food Safety Day

The food company Danone celebrated World Food Safety Day on a global level this year, with an online event featuring FAO’s Senior Food Safety and Quality Officer, Markus Lipp, and Virginia Siebenrok, the Chief Food Safety and Quality Officer of the World Food Programme. The event was chaired by Danone Chief Food Safety Officer Monique Pellegrino. At a national level, Danone China celebrated World Food Safety Day across all business units. The company shared food safety and quality knowledge and promoted food safety awareness, [...]
22 June 2022

World Food Safety Day in Jamaica

The fourth celebration of World Food Safety Day in Jamaica was organized by the National Codex Committee, under the theme, “Safer Food, Better Health”. A set of activities took place in the week of World Food Safety Day. The launch event entitled “Unified Defence”, took place on 7 June and included messages from the Honourable Minister Pearnel Charles Jr., Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Honourable Minister Dr. Norman Dunn, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Elizabeth Johnson, Representative for [...]
22 June 2022

World Food Safety Day celebrated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

An event for World Food Safety Day in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was held at Madareem Crown Hotel Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and was attended by more than 150 food professionals. Attendees were from government, academia and the private sector. The event took a “conference” format, where six speakers presented food safety related speeches. The conference was opened by event organizer, Yaser Nazir. He invited Ibrahim Al Sini to Chair the session and Basil Al Hilali to co-chair the session. The first [...]
21 June 2022

Authorities and experts discuss food safety in Dominican Republic

In collaboration with the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), the Ministry of Public Health of the Dominican Republic held a World Food Safety Day webinar on 7 June 2022. The webinar included talks on the “Importance of safety in health and the role of FAO” by Marisa Caipo, FAO Food Safety and Quality Officer, and on “Good practices for food safety in the INABIE School Feeding Program” by Luz Josefina Felipe García, Head of the Food Quality [...]
21 June 2022

More than 2900 food industry professionals attended FoodFakty Safety Week – an annual event celebrating World Food Safety Day in Poland

FoodFakty Safety Week was the biggest event in Poland celebrating the World Food Safety Day. The idea behind it was to create a space for debate, bringing in a wide array of knowledge backgrounds and perspectives around food safety by inviting participants involved in various stages of food production and distribution. FoodFakty Safety Week 2022 took place on 6–10 of June and comprised daily webinars and Q&A sessions. Lectures were given by over 40 experts from governmental authorities, public institutions, universities [...]
21 June 2022

Raising the profile of food safety in Chad

The Cabinet d’Expertise Six Sigma, a food safety awareness organization in Chad, held a series of World Food Safety Day events in efforts to raise the profile of food safety in the country. The events ranged from film viewings and speeches to conversations with people who have had foodborne disease, and with restaurateurs who talked about their food safety priorities. The organization recorded these conversations and distributed awareness videos, and they invited the media to attend their events. In national TV coverage, [...]
21 June 2022

Observing World Food Safety Day in Georgia

The United States Department of Agriculture funded Safety and Quality Investment Project, in collaboration with development stakeholders and relevant Government of Georgia institutions, including LEPL National Food Agency marked the World Food Safety Day in Mziuri Park of Tbilisi on 7 June 2022. The event was conducted with an objective to raise public awareness and promote safe food. The event inspired action to help prevent, detect, and manage foodborne risks, that contribute to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market [...]
20 June 2022

Nigerian authorities spread the word about food safety

In Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the National Food Safety Management Committee, organized a ministerial press briefing with the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, MD, FWACS to mark this year’s World Food Safety Day. The 7 June briefing was followed by hybrid virtual and in-person panel discussions on topical issues, under the title “Safer food for better health in Nigeria - the role of governments (federal and states), development partners, experts, private sector and the [...]
20 June 2022

To protect lives: an event to raise awareness of the role of the food sector in the day-to-day life of society

Veraliment, a professional training and food safety culture organization, held its fourth annual virtual event for World Food Safety Day in a live webinar. The event aimed to raise awareness about the mission of all professionals in the food sector to protect the lives of the millions of people who eat every day. Numerous actors from the food sector participated, both directly and in deferred interviews. “Scientific knowledge will guide us in how to anticipate and prepare for future challenges” stressed [...]
19 June 2022