World Food Safety Day - 7 June
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World Food Safety Day is observed annually on 7 June to highlight the importance of maintaining food standards and protecting consumers from foodborne illnesses.
An Overview of the News
The theme of World Food Safety Day 2023 is "Food Standards Save Lives".
The theme emphasises the important role of food safety standards in ensuring the well-being of individuals.
World Food Safety Day encourages cooperation among nations and raises awareness of the importance of food safety standards in protecting public health.
History of World Food Safety Day
The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) proposed the observance of World Food Safety Day in 2016.
In July the following year, the 40th session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) adopted a resolution endorsing the idea.
On December 20, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly through resolution 73/250 established the World Food Safety Day.
The inaugural World Food Safety Day was observed on June 7, 2019, marking an important milestone in global efforts to address food security challenges.
The establishment of this day strengthens global efforts to maintain food security and ensure the consumption of safe food.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Headquarters - Rome, Italy
Establishment - 16 October 1945
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