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DÍA MUNDIAL DE LA INOCUIDAD DE LOS ALIMENTOS - 7 JUNIO 2024

World Food Safety Day 2024 will be launched on 7 March. Log on to the World Food Safety Day website and Codex Twitter feeds (@FAOWHOCodex) to find out this year’s theme and how you can play your part in keeping food safe!

Food safety saves lives. It is not only a crucial component to food security, but it also plays a vital role in reducing foodborne disease. Every year, 600 million people fall sick as a result of around 200 different types of foodborne illness. The burden of such illness falls most heavily on the poor and on the young. In addition, foodborne illness is responsible for 420 000 preventable deaths every year.

World Food Safety Day is an important way of:

  • making people aware of food safety issues
  • demonstrating how to prevent illness through food safety
  • discussing collaborative approaches to improved food safety across sectors
  • promoting solutions and ways of being more food safe