Sécurité sanitaire et qualité des aliments

World Food Safety Day 2024 launch


The 2024 joint FAO and WHO World Food Safety Day campaign has been launched today, and the year’s theme has been revealed as: Food safety - prepare for the unexpected.

The campaign will explore issues around unexpected food safety incidents that can occur even when we have all played our part to keep food safe. Such incidents can be as simple as a power outage at home and the subsequent challenges in storing food safely. On the other end of the scale, international food safety alerts involve contamination or potential contamination within the food supply, the origins of which have to be identified as quickly as possible to avert an outbreak of illness. In such situations, data collection and rapid information exchange across borders and sectors help to prevent the spread of foodborne disease.

The World Food Safety Day campaign this year invites participants to look at ways they can better prepare for such unexpected food safety events.

FAO’s Director of the Agrifood Systems and Food Safety Division, Corinna Hawkes, joined WHO’s Director of the Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, Francesco Branca, in a video message, where they stated:

“Anticipating the kinds of events that might occur, whether it be a natural disaster like flooding, or a volcano eruption or a power outage can ensure the risk to food safety is minimized. And in the home, consumers’ food safety knowledge can avert problems in unexpected situations.

This World Food Safety Day, we will raise awareness about what you – no matter your role - can do to be ready for the unexpected.”

Read more
World Food Safety Day website
FAO/WHO International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN)
at FAO
at WHO 

Watch the video
World Food Safety Day launch video message

World Food Safety Day 2024 Advocacy Toolkit
World Food Safety Day assets on Trello
World Food Safety Day posters

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