7th June- World Food Safety Day

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  • World Food Safety Day (WFSD) is celebrated on 7 June 2021, it aims to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks.
  • Contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.
  • 2021’s theme, ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow’, stresses that production and consumption of safe food has immediate and long-term benefits for people, the planet and the economy.
  • Recognizing the systemic connections between the health of people, animals, plants, the environment and the economy will help us meet the needs of the future.
  • Recognizing the global burden of foodborne diseases, which affect individuals of all ages, in particular children under-5 and persons living in low-income countries, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed in 2018 that every 7 June would be World Food Safety Day.
  • In 2020, the World Health Assembly further adopted a decision on strengthening efforts on food safety to reduce the burden of foodborne disease.
  • WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly facilitate the observance of World Food Safety Day, in collaboration with Member States and other relevant organizations.
  • Food safety is a shared responsibility between governments, producers and consumers. Everyone has a role to play from farm to table to ensure the food we consume is safe and healthy.
  • Through the World Food Safety Day, WHO works to mainstream food safety in the public agenda and reduce the burden of foodborne diseases globally. Food safety is everyone’s business.