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June 7 is World Food Safety Day

By Food Safety Tech Staff
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This year, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) sixth annual World Food Safety Day is June 7. The idea is  it will draw attention to food safety incidents. This year’s theme underlines the importance of being prepared for food safety incidents, no matter how mild or severe they can be.

According to the WHO’s website, Food safety incidents are situations where there is a potential or confirmed health risk associated with food consumption. A food incident can happen, for example, due to accidents, inadequate controls, food fraud or natural events. While being ready to manage food safety incidents requires dedicated efforts from policymakers, food safety authorities, farmers and food business operators, consumers also can play an active role.

A communication toolkit was developed by WHO and FAO to present information about the sixth World Food Safety Day, and to share ideas on how to take part in the celebrations on (or around) 7 June 2024 and can be downloaded here.