World Food Safety Day

World Food Safety Day was adopted in December 2018 by the United Nations General Assembly, and, since then, the benefits of safe food are celebrated every June 7.

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In Latin America and the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) works with regional countries to strengthen food control systems through five pillars: standards and regulations; education and communication; surveillance; inspection and laboratories. That work is coordinated by PAHO’s Brazil-based Pan American Center for Foot and Mouth Disease and Veterinary Public Health (PANAFTOSA/SPV-PAHO/WHO).

World Food Safety Day 2023 Campaign

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