EFSA, FAO-WHO, NÉBIH World Food Safety days
World Food Safety Day is celebrated for the second time on 7 June 2020.

The introduction of this thematic day was first proposed by Awilo Ochieng Pernet, Chair of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, in 2015, which was also voted on by the Committee at its meeting next year as a proposal to the UN. In 2017, the FAO and then the WHO also adopted a resolution in support of the initiative. The UN finally voted in December 2018 to make 7 June World Food Security Day from now on. The issue of food safety is at the forefront of interest worldwide. The WHO estimates that the number of food-related illnesses is steadily rising worldwide, affecting 30% of the population annually in industrialized countries as well. The food safety situation has not improved anywhere in the world in line with the expectations and the level of technical progress, and even opposite trends can be seen. The aim of the World Food Safety Day is to promote awareness and highlight everyone’s responsibility to ensure food safety, including the consumers and the industry as well.

The communication of our Institute on the World Food Safety Day can be followed on our Twitter channel.

The initiative was joined by domestic and international organizations, of which the following would be highlighted:


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