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  • Writer's picturePamela Scharfe, Chair

World Food Safety Day - Safe Food Today for a Healthy Tomorrow

Updated: Sep 30, 2021

World Food Safety Day (WFSD) is celebrated on 7 June 2021 and is aimed at drawing attention and inspiring actions to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, thus contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, access to the markets, tourism and sustainable development. This year’s theme, "Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow", highlights the need of sustainable production systems to ensure the health of people, the planet and the economy in the long-term. It is important to recognize that the health of people, animals and the environment is interconnected and that any safety adverse event may have a global impact on public health, trade and economy.

In order to celebrate the day, PANAFTOSA/VPH-PAHO/WHO jointly with FAO and CCLAC will conduct an online event on 1 and 3 June, to address good food production and handling practices, climate change and safety and traceability. We all have a role to play, from the farm to the table, to ensure that the food we eat is safe and does not harm our health. Safe food is essential to promote

the health of consumers and to end hunger, two of the 17 main UN Sustainable Development Goals. This international day is an opportunity to strengthen the efforts to reduce the risk of foodborne diseases and ensure safe food.

(Source World Health Organization)

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