Food safety and quality

Celebrate World Food Safety Day with us


Together with WHO, FAO will host an online event to mark the Day. The 7 June event will start with video messages from the Directors-General of FAO and WHO, followed by a question-and-answer session with WHO Assistant Director-General Naoko Yamamoto and Director of the FAO Liaison Office with the United Nations in Geneva Dominique Burgeon. They will answer questions about how systemic change can bring safer food and how our behaviour, the way we build food systems and how we organize food supply chains can prevent most foodborne diseases.

The second part of the event will feature a panel discussion about food safety in different settings. The discussion will be moderated by Francesco Branco, Director of the WHO’s Department of Nutrition for Health and Development and expert contributions will come from:

-          Constanza Vergara Escobar from the Ministry of Agriculture in the Republic of Chile,

-          Nicole Sharon Affrifah of the University of Ghana,

-          Tan Han Kiat from the Singapore Food Agency and

-          Sridhar Venkat of the Akshaya Patra Foundation in the Republic of India.


Closing remarks will be made by the Secretary of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Tom Heilandt.

Date & time: 7 June 14:00-15:00 CEST

See the event agenda in:

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Register here

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