Food safety and quality

World Food Safety Day event looks to sustainability as its main theme


Safe food is vital for the health of people, animals, economies – and our future. When food is safe, it contributes to food security, good health and wellbeing, reduces loss and waste and increases market access and decent work opportunities.

This will be the focus of the World Food Safety Day virtual event taking place on 7 June, which has as its theme: “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.” The online discussion, which is hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) together with the Codex Alimentarius Secretariat, will start off with messages from FAO Director-General QU Dongyu and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The virtual event will delve into the role of science in food safety. Special guests, Ismahane Elouafi and Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientists of FAO and WHO respectively, will talk about the ways science is helping to innovate and keep our food safe along the food supply chain. The two scientists will also answer questions from audience members.

The event will also look at some cross-sectoral food safety stories from around the globe. Successes from different parts of the world will be showcased to offer up some inspirational examples for the event’s global audience.

Food safety is everyone’s business: we all have a role to play. Please spread the word about this event, using #WorldFoodSafetyDay on social media.

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For more information, visit the World Food Safety Day website or contact the World Food Safety Day team at: [email protected]

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