Food safety and quality

Need ideas for World Food Safety Day 2021? Share your voice, join the campaign!


World Food Safety Day planning is underway. Initiatives will be held around the world and not just on 7 June. Last year events started in May and ran until August. FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO) are planning an online event for 7 June 2021 under the theme ‘Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.’ Campaign messaging will continue to feature the slogan ‘Food safety is everyone’s business’.

Are you looking to take part? There are numerous ways in which you can do so. Whether you have time for a simple tweet or want to get more involved, UN Days are about raising awareness and inspiring action, so every effort counts. Here is a list of links to help you get started.


  • The World Food Safety Day website is the main repository of information, where you can find links to the campaign materials, background on how the UN Day was established and more. Jointly managed by FAO, WHO and Codex, this is the place to find out about events around the world – before they take place in the calendar section, and after, in the news section. The website is available in all official UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish

  • WHO campaign site – this site takes a sharper focus on foodborne disease and also includes the FAO-WHO co-branded campaign materials.

Event/campaign ideas

  • The World Food Safety Day website has a page teeming with ideas for activities. The ‘How to participate’ tab will lead you to general suggestions, including how to make events virtual, as well as more targeted ideas for public sector, private sector, university and student participation. This webpage is available in: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish

  • A Guide to World Food Safety Day 2021 – this 8-page brochure provides information on the theme and slogan as well as suggestions for raising awareness about food safety and tips for holding virtual events. Download here: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish


Event announcements

New to the website this year is the World Food Safety Day calendar of events. Visitors will be able to see descriptions of events and, if they are virtual, possibly attend. Access the page here.

Campaign materials and gadgets

The Asset Bank includes a range of materials that can help with the design of World Food Safety Day items. Designs are available in all six official UN languages for items such as:

Social media

Trello Board - This electronic visual workflow board shows everything you will need to participate in the social media conversation about World Food Safety Day. A suggestion: bookmark the page so you can check back for updates.


Check out the following videos and aim to raise awareness by sharing them on your social media channels.

  •  #WorldFoodSafetyDay 2021 campaign launch: This 11-minute newscast-style video shows how people in different parts of the world are promoting food safety. Watch in Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
  •  “Food safety is your business too”: this 1-minute video features snapshots of food being kept safe at different points of the supply chain. Click here.


For additional information or to share news of your events and outreach activities, please write to: [email protected]

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