Already, an estimated 600 million people each year fall sick from eating food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, toxins or chemicals – and 420 000 of them die. When food is not safe, children cannot learn and adults cannot work. In other words, a lack of access to safe food inhibits human development.
To highlight the crucial role of safe food in promoting health and ending hunger, the first ever World Food Safety Day (WFSD) was celebrated last 7 June 2019.
Its goal is to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, thereby contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.
If you produce, process, sell or prepare food, then you have a role in keeping it safe. Here are five ways in which we can make a sustained difference in food safety.
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