The World Food Safety Day (WFSD) is celebrated on 7 June 2021 and is aimed at drawing attention and inspiring actions to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, thus contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, access to the markets, tourism and sustainable development.
This year’s theme, "Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow", highlights the need of sustainable production systems to ensure the health of people, the planet and the economy in the long-term. It is important to recognize that the health of people, animals and the environment is interconnected and that any safety adverse event may have a global impact on public health, trade and economy.
In order to celebrate the day, PANAFTOSA/VPH-PAHO/WHO jointly with FAO and CCLAC will conduct an online event on 1 and 3 June, to address good food production and handling practices, climate change and safety and traceability.
We all have a role to play, from the farm to the table, to ensure that the food we eat is safe and does not harm our health. Safe food is essential to promote the health of consumers and to end hunger, two of the 17 main UN Sustainable Development Goals.
This international day is an opportunity to strengthen the efforts to reduce the risk of foodborne diseases and ensure safe food.
Governments must ensure safe and nutritious food for all
Agriculture and food producers need to adopt good practices
Business operators must make sure food is safe
Consumers must learn about safe and healthy food
Let's work together for food safety and good health!
PAHO encourages the countries of the region to carry out divulgation actions to commemorate this day. Share information about the event or action which are going to take in your country to include on our map. To include an event in this action map, simply send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
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