World Food Safety Day - 7 June

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World Food Safety Day - 7 JuneWorld 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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