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Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST) showcases science in honour of World Food Day and World Food Safety Day

In China, food is clearly a top priority – and food safety is seen as fundamental to the country, and to people’s livelihoods and wellbeing. As such, a series of activities were designed by authorities in China to promote public understanding of relevant issues, in recognition of both World Food Day in October 2021 and World Food Safety Day, which was celebrated on 7 June. At Tianjin University of Science and [...]
20 October 2021

World Food Safety Day report 2021 – an overview of festivity and creativity

Over 300 events and activities were organized in at least 90 countries to celebrate World Food Safety Day this year. The creative, informative and inclusive ways in which government authorities, food chain actors, consumers, academics and others worked to promote food safety have been captured in a 24-page report. This report, now available in all six official UN languages, was launched during a 24-hour ‘Tweet-a-thon for food safety’ led by [...]
08 September 2021

Join the Tweet-a-thon for food safety on 7 September 2021

A 24-hour ‘Tweet-a-thon for food safety’ will be held on 7 September, during which the report documenting World Food Safety Day 2021 in all six official UN languages will be launched.  Follow the Codex Twitter account, @FAOWHOCodex, for this virtual conversation starting at midnight (00:00 CET on 7 September 2021). Webinars, videos, attention-grabbing GIFs and artistic images created by international organizations, governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations and individuals involved and inspired millions of [...]
02 September 2021

Armenia takes a comprehensive approach to World Food Safety Day

In 2021, Armenia’s Food Safety Inspection Body (FSIB) initiated two World Food Safety Day events: A webinar on 4 June that focused on national food safety issues and, a conference on 7-8 June in Aghveran with financial support of the Strategic Development Agency in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Armenia (SDC). The virtual event included a presentation from Mary Kenny, FAO’s food safety and consumer protection [...]
26 August 2021

The Ministry of Public Health of Qatar organizes several World Food Safety Day activities

The Ministry of Public Health of Qatar marked World Food Safety Day, which falls on 7 June, under the theme “Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow", and slogan "Food Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility." On this occasion, the Ministry organized a number of activities and events, including: Virtual Workshops Three workshops targeting family-run businesses over three days on: Introduction to Food Safety -Types of food contamination and sources Types of bacteria and where they’re found [...]
12 August 2021

Sweet success for cocoa processors in World Food Safety Day quiz!

The Afrotropic Cocoa Processing company based in Accra, Ghana, exports its cocoa products to many countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Here, as for every other food outlet, food safety is of paramount importance and the company held a food safety quiz to celebrate World Food Safety Day this year and to remind employees of their food safety responsibilities. Prizes were awarded to the teams that came 1st, 2nd and [...]
11 August 2021

Jollibee Group marks World Food Safety Day and recognizes food safety heroes

The Jollibee Foods Corp. (Jollibee Group) organized a series of insightful activities centered around the “5 Calls to Action of World Food Safety Day” from June 1-10, 2021. Representatives from different regions, including restaurant managers, operation and support teams, and top executives participated in the activities, which were designed to help build capacities and highlight the importance of food safety throughout the organization. Under the theme “Ensure it’s Safe”, SGS Global [...]
30 July 2021

METRO supermarkets celebrate World Food Safety Day with staff training and consumer awareness initiatives

As part of the global commemorations, METRO Pakistan celebrated World Food Safety Day, under this year’s theme, ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow’, at its stores all over the country by building awareness on food safety through internal and external communication, organizing compliance  competition in store and an awareness session on food safety and hygiene protocols for staff. On World Food Safety Day, METRO Pakistan arranged several activities focusing food [...]
22 July 2021

Chile’s food safety agency holds three World Food Safety events – for three different demographic groups

For World Food Safety Day 2021, Chile’s Agency for Food Safety and Quality (ACHIPIA) organized three events aimed at three very specific demographic groups: women, the elderly and children. On 7 June, Chile’s Minister of Agriculture, María Emilia Undurraga; the FAO representative in Chile, Eve Crowley; and the Executive Secretary of ACHIPIA, Nuri Gras, opened ACHIPIA’s World Food Safety Day celebrations with introductions to the first webinar, which was entitled “Mujeres [...]
21 July 2021

World Food Safety Day / Each one builds on the last

by Tom Heilandt Codex Secretary Like so many, I have now spent more than a year teleworking away from my office in Rome. Conversely, my meeting attendance has probably never been so high which has some benefits.  I have been able to advocate for and witness first hand so much more of our work but I have also been suffering from days overbooked by virtual meetings and the absence of “real” meetings. In [...]
15 July 2021
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