World Food Safety Day: World Food Safety Day is a new concept that started last year itself and this year the world will be observing the second World Food Safety Day. Now it will be celebrated on every 7th of June across the globe. The theme for 2020 is “Food safety, everyone’s business.”
Food is the most vital element in life as we extract our energy from it. If food is contaminated and is not safe, it can lead to a number of infections and diseases. Keeping this in a note, the World Food Safety Day is being observed so that people can get aware of the safety of food that they consume.
World Food Safety Day: How did it all start?
In the year 2019, Geneva Forum and Addis Ababa Conference organized and observed the very first World Food Safety Day under the very concept of The Future of Food Safety. World Health Organization is appreciating the efforts of different member nations along with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
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The theme for this year is Food safety, everyone’s business. The aim 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.
World Food Safety Day: How is it observed?
Food safety is not any one person’s responsibility. It is shared by everyone from the Government levels to farms and the general public.
The world is currently fighting against the Pandemic COVID 19 that is suspected to have been developed from bats and similar food industries. Hence, a lot of awareness has to be spread out about how such foodborne diseases can spread out in the future also if food safety measures are not adhered to.
World Health Organization is putting in its efforts in educating the people across the world about how food safety is important so that it can help in reducing different foodborne diseases across the globe.
Here are some of the calls to action that the World Health Organization offers for everyone to follow so that food safety can be maintained.
It is the duty and the responsibility of the Government of all the nations to ensure that the food being circulated in the market is safe and at the same time is nutritious in nature.
The farmers and the people working in the agriculture sector need to learn the safe and right measures through which they can produce the food items safe.
After the safe food produced by the producers, it passes to different business owners. It is also the responsibility of these food business owners to ensure that the food is handled in a much safer way.
Though all the measures are used by the producers, packers, and distributors, the consumers should make sure to do their bit. The consumers should be aware of the food items that are nutritious and which are not. Also, they should check out the safety measures taken while producing and distributing food items. Lastly, consumers should follow the measures of cleaning and cooking food items carefully for consumption. Also, it is the responsibility of the consumers to report and complain about any food items that are not safe.
Hence, the chain of food safety cannot be run alone. It is a shared responsibility that has to be taken care by everyone together. Then only the purpose of the World Food Safety Day will be achieved.
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