FAO/WHO GIFT | Global Individual Food consumption data Tool

Did you know? FAO/WHO GIFT makes information about what people eat and drink available to help estimate exposure to chemical and biological hazards

06/04/2023

We are pleased to announce the publication of the "Safe food for everyone - FAO's work on food safety: science, standards, and good practices", prepared by the Food Systems and Food Safety Division (ESF) of FAO. This publication highlights how important food consumption data is for food safety. 

A life necessity, a social event, an act of love, a way of expressing ourselves: food is all these things, as well as an important source of employment and the heartbeat of every economy. But the food chain – growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, distributing, trading, purchasing, preparing, consuming, and eventually disposing of what we consume – is a fragile sequence in which every point is fraught with risk. 

These pages address the work of FAO and its partners in ensuring food is safe. Dietary data – information about what and how much people eat and drink – can yield important insights about nutrition and food safety. FAO/WHO GIFT makes information about what people eat and drink available to governments and other concerned parties, to help estimate exposure to chemical and biological hazards. Data from FAO/WHO GIFT also feeds directly into the FAO/WHO Chronic individual food consumption database (CIFOCOss) which allows dietary exposure assessments to be undertaken. 

Please check out the publication here and the FAO/WHO food safety indicators here.  

Enjoy the reading!