World Food Safety Day is observed on 7th June globally. The aim of the day is to raise awareness about different foodborne risks and the measures of how to prevent it. The campaigns will also spread awareness that how food safety is very much important and related to different other important factors of life such as human health, economic growth, and many others. Also, the day will surely ensure in building up a connection between food safety and other elements such as agriculture, sustainable development, and market access.
This year’s theme is “Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow”. It discusses the fact that the production and consumption of safe food have immediate and long-term benefits. Recognizing the systemic connections between the health of people, animals, plants, the environment and the economy will help us meet the needs of the future.
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History of World Food Safety Day:
The first-ever World Food Safety Day, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2018. The theme of the first-ever Food Safety Day 2019 is “Food Safety, everyone’s business”. In this direction, the World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations decided to celebrate 7th June as the First food safety day since 7th June 2019.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Director-General of WHO: Tedros Adhanom; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland;
- Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters: Rome, Italy;
- Food and Agriculture Organization Established: 16 October 1945;
- Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization: Dr QU Dongyu.