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Radio interview highlights importance of food safety in Jamaica

The chairperson of the National Codex Committee, Suzan McLennon-Miguel appeared on the Agrobuzz segment of a Radio Jamaica morning show to talk about the activities surrounding the observance of World Food Safety Day.  
11 June 2020

Food Nation promotes Danish food safety and quality

Food quality and safety is key to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the growing population is pressuring food producers to provide a sufficient supply of healthy, safe and accessible food. On the second observance of World Food Safety Day (7 June 2020), Food Nation used the occasion to promote the Danish food quality and safety and urge action by highlighting what everyone can do to ensure food safety. This happened, among other things, during a webinar on Monday June 8, [...]
10 June 2020

World Food Safety Day observed in Beijing, China

On 7 June, the Office of the Food Safety Committee of the State Council, together with the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the National Health and Health Commission, the General Administration of Customs, and the General Administration of Market Supervision, hosted the 2020 China World Food Safety Day event in Beijing. Xiao Yaqing, Director of the Food Safety Committee Office of the State Council and Director of the General Administration of Market Supervision, attended the [...]
10 June 2020

Welcome to the World Food Safety Day in the Caribbean!

A message from the event organizers the Caribbean Public Health Agency, FAO and the Pan-American Health Organization:  This is a special year to celebrate and recognize the effort of people who work throughout the food production chain. This day is dedicated to farmers, producers, retailers, buyers, sellers, and consumers. We especially want to thank all actors along the food production chain for being there in crisis situations, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, and recognize their dedication to ensuring a continuous [...]
10 June 2020

#AskESFA Twitter Q&A explores shared responsibility of food safety

A live Twitter Q&A hosted by the European Food Safety Authority in collaboration with the Codex Alimentarius Commission answered questions about the #OneHealth approach, sustainable #foodsystems and the shared responsibility of #foodsafety. Bernhard Url, Executive Director EFSA teamed up with Tom Heilandt, Codex Secretary to tackle a range of challenging food safety issues that you can read about by following the Twitter thread below:   EFSA WFSD Twitter Q&A
09 June 2020

Vice President of India shows support for World Food Safety Day on social media

In support of the 2nd celebration of the World Food Safety Day the official twitter account of the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu ran a a series of messages underlining the need to create awareness of foodbourne diseases and stressing how all those responsible along the food chain should work to ensure food is safe, healthy and nutritious.     On this World Food Safety Day,I call upon all stakeholders – Producers,Vendors,Consumers &Governmentsto ensure that the food we consume is safe, [...]
09 June 2020

An avatar unveiled in Brazil for World Food Safety Day

A 7 June 2020 World Food Safety Day campaign delivered many communication and dissemination tools, enabling several companies in the food supply chain, open during the pandemic, to share the message in a clear and playful way. An example of this is demonstrated by the activities coordinated by the Dr Adriana Abud, who works together with other professionals specialized in Safety Food to promote the Culture of Food Safety in companies. For 30 days, several calls were made, materials were sent [...]
09 June 2020

Food safety: a fundamental aspect of public policies

On June 8, the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC) of Costa Rica, with the technical collaboration of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) held the web seminar "Sustainable Production and its Relation to Food Safety". The webinar was also attended by the Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Guilherme da Costa Jr and by several panellists representing different institutions and entities of the public and private sector. Guilherme da Costa and Luìsa Dìaz The Minister of Economy, Industry [...]
09 June 2020

Impact of COVID-19 in Africa - podcast with FAO's Blaise Ouattara

Blaise Ouattara, Food Safety and Quality Officer at the FAO Regional Office for Africa, answers questions from an RFI reporter to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on food safety and the challenges ahead. He also explains the positive effects of the pandemic, particularly in terms of hygiene measures and stresses the importance of practicing the WHO Five Keys to safer food.   Listen to the podcast on:
09 June 2020

Join the webinar Food Safety, Everyone’s Business: The India Experience June 10, 2020 | 11am - noon EST

Martien van Nieuwkoop, Global Director of Agriculture and Food Global Practice, World Bank will join Pawan Agarwal, Special Secretary, Logistics, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and previously the CEO of the Food Safety and Standards Authority India to talk about India’s experience with improving food safety.  The discussion will be moderated by Lystra N. Antoine, CEO of the Global Food Safety Partnership.   Speakers Pawan Kumar Agarwal Beginning his civil service career in 1985 as an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) [...]
09 June 2020