Food plays the most important role in everyone’s life. The World Food Safety Day (WFSD) is celebrated on 7 June every year to draw people’s attention to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, health, economic prosperity, agriculture, tourism and sustainable development.
In India The first-ever World Food Safety Day, was celebrated on 6th June 2019. It was kicked-off by Honourable Union Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The theme for 2019 was ‘Food Safety, everyone’s business’. This year too the theme is ‘Food Safety, Everyone’s business. ‘
World Food Safety Day reinforces the call to strengthen commitment to scale up food safety made by the Addis Ababa Conference and the Geneva Forum in 2019 under the umbrella of “The Future of Food Safety”.
Under the theme “Food safety, everyone’s business”, the action oriented campaign by WHO and FAO promotes global food safety awareness and calls upon countries and decision makers, the private sector, civil society, UN organizations and the general public to take action.
Through the World Food Safety Day, WHO pursues its efforts to mainstream food safety in the public agenda and reduce the burden of foodborne diseases globally.
The following is the call to action by WHO and FAO for 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
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