World Food Safety Day: 7 June 2020

World Food Safety Day: 7 June 2020

World Food Safety Day (WFSD) will be celebrated on Sunday 7 June 2020.

Food safety, everyone's business

Food safety is a shared responsibility between governments, producers and consumers. Everybody has a role to play from farm to table to ensure the food we consume is safe and will not cause damages to our health.  Everyone has the right to safe, nutritious and sufficient food. Still today, almost 1 in 10 people in the world fall ill after eating contaminated food.

When food is not safe, there can be no food security and in a world where the food supply chain has become more complex, any adverse food safety incident has a negative impact on public health, trade and the economy.

Food safety is regularly taken for granted. It is often invisible until you get food poisoning. Unsafe food (containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances) causes more than 200 diseases

This international day is an opportunity to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe.

Whether you produce, process, sell or prepare food, then you have a role in keeping it safe. Everybody along the food chain is responsible for food safety.

What you can do to make a sustained difference in food safety

  1. Ensure it’s safe - Government must ensure safe and nutritious food for all.
  2. Grow it safe - Agriculture and food producers need to adopt good practices.
  3. Keep it safe - Business operators must make sure food is safe.
  4. Eat it safe -All consumers have a right to safe, healthy and nutritious food.
  5. Team up for safety – Food Safety is a shared responsibility

For further information and how to participate in WFSD (virtual event guide) visit World Health Organization.

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