Geneva, June 6, 2022 (WAM)-The United Nations will host World Food Safety Day on June 7, 2022, with the theme of “Safer Food, Better Health.” Safe food is essential to human health and well-being and is one of the most important guarantors for health. This day will draw attention and mobilize actions to prevent, detect and manage the risk of food poisoning and improve human health.
World Food Safety Day takes place 10 days after the adoption of the updated WHO Global Food Safety Strategy, a milestone in work to promote health, keep the world safe and protect the vulnerable. This strategy has been proposed in consultation with FAO, Member States, and the World Organization for Animal Health.
With an estimated 600 million food poisonings occurring each year, unsafe food poses a threat to human health and the economy of the world. Therefore, ensuring food safety is a public health priority and an important step in achieving food safety. Effective food safety and quality control systems not only protect people’s health and welfare, but also promote economic development and improve livelihoods by promoting access to national, regional and international markets. Is also important.
As part of this year’s celebration of World Food Safety Day, the World Health Organization (WHO), along with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), hosted a live Q & A (Q & A) event on social media. It is published on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. WHO scientist Simone Moraes Raszl and FAO Food Safety Officer Jeffrey LeJeune discussed important food safety facts on Monday, June 6, 2022, revealing some popular myths.
“Safe foods are essential to human health and well-being. Globally, one in ten people suffers from food poisoning each year. Food poisoning can range from mild to very serious and can even be fatal. We need to involve everyone, including government, industry, civil society, and consumers need to know more about this important issue, ”Raszl said of the importance of World Food Safety Day.
Experts have announced this year’s slogan, “Safer Foods, Better Health.” There is a role that each person should play, such as growing, processing, transporting, storing, selling, purchasing, preparing and providing food.
LeJeune emphasized that food safety is a business for everyone. Impact. Everyone involved in the various stages is responsible for keeping food safe. ”
Experts also discussed some of the major food poisoning and causes, as well as their health effects in both adults and children.
“We have more than 200 illnesses that can be caused by food, especially those that affect the most vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly, healthy people and people in poverty. “Masu,” Raszl said.
Experts also discuss the newly adopted WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety 2022-2030, future FAO priorities for food safety, and the importance of food standards adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Mentioned.
Food safety saves lives. Not only is this an important factor in food security, it also plays an important role in reducing food poisoning. Every year, about 200 types of food poisoning result in 600 million people getting sick. The burden of such illness is the heaviest on the poor and the youth. In addition, food poisoning causes preventable deaths in 420,000 people each year.
World Food Safety Day is an important method. Discuss joint approaches to improving food safety across the sector to raise awareness of food safety issues, show how to prevent illness through food safety, and promote solutions and ways to improve food safety.