Sécurité sanitaire et qualité des aliments

New brochure highlights celebrations of food safety in 2020


The second World Food Safety Day, largely observed virtually over the days and weeks around 7 June this year due the COVID-19 pandemic, was captured in a publication produced by FAO and WHO. The secretariats of the Codex Alimentarius Commission and INFOSAN contributed to promoting and documenting the UN Day celebrations, which took place in more than 60 countries.

The report, World Food Safety Day 2020 - Overview of an inspiring virtual celebration, offers a glimpse of the webinars, videos, press conferences, editorials, contests, social media initiatives and campaigns that helped to raise awareness and inspire action in support of food safety.

Under the slogan ‘Food safety, everyone’s business’, the global campaign featured five calls to action that underline how everyone can help prevent, detect and manage foodborne. Several events and initiatives centred on the theme of “safe foods in marketplaces” to delve into what governments, producers, vendors and consumers can do to ensure healthy food markets.

“We would like to thank each and every person for their efforts and participation,” said Markus Lipp, FAO Senior Food Safety Officer, in his foreword on page 2 of the publication. “No action is too small and every action counts.”

Download the report in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish

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