“The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body.”
Access to safe food is essential to sustaining life and promoting good health. Foodborne illnesses are typically caused by viruses or bacteria, and can be harmful if not treated promptly.
Food safety plays an important role in ensuring food stays safe at all stages of the food chain, from production, harvesting, processing, storage, distribution, cooking and consumption.
World Food Safety Day is celebrated on June 7th. This day raises awareness to prevent, detect and manage food-related risks by contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainability. The purpose is to encourage action. In cooperation with member countries and other related organisations,
This international day provides an opportunity to redouble efforts to ensure the safety of the food we eat, to mainstream food safety on the public agenda, and to reduce the global burden of foodborne diseases.