Food safety is everyone’s business - World Food Safety Day on June 7
World Food Safety Day on June 7 to Highlight Roles of Safe, Nutritional Food
Access to sufficient amounts of safe food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health. Foodborne illnesses are usually infectious or toxic in nature and often invisible to the plain eye, caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances entering the body through contaminated food or water.
Food safety has a critical role in assuring that food stays safe at every stage of the food chain - from production to harvest, processing, storage, distribution, all the way to preparation and consumption.
Safe food is one of the most critical guarantors for good health. Unsafe foods are the cause of many diseases and contribute to other poor health conditions, such as impaired growth and development, micronutrient deficiencies, noncommunicable or communicable diseases, and mental illness. Globally, one in ten people are affected by foodborne diseases annually.
World Food Safety Day on 7 June aims to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly facilitate the observance of World Food Safety Day, in collaboration with Member States and other relevant organizations. This international day is an opportunity to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe, mainstream food safety in the public agenda and reduce the burden of foodborne diseases globally.
Whether you grow, process, transport, store, distribute, sell, prepare, serve or consume food, you have a role to play in keeping it safe.
Under the slogan “Food safety, everyone’s business”, the action-oriented campaign promotes global food safety awareness and calls upon countries and decision makers, the private sector, civil society, UN organizations and the general public to take action.
What can I do to fix food insecurity?
This is a complex problem requiring action at a governmental level, but we can start with small actions. For example:
- Don’t buy more than you need at the grocery, and eat everything that you purchase to reduce food waste.
- Write to your local representatives to let them know that you care about issues of food insecurity where you live and internationally.
- You can also consider making a donation to support programs that promote food security here in Canada and around the world through Canadian Feed The Children.
Poombukar also proudly contribute with our mission is to establish an Online Store, which is in the place where, we will ensure we go all the way to make available a specific range of 100% natural, pure, quality safe food products in
Canada. The store is upscale natural cold-pressed cooking oils and honey and
natural food products that include quality, good ,safety ,authentic, hard to find, grocery items.
Our store motto is, “Food is Medicine so do the food business
with ethics, care, humanity, and social responsibility”
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Source: UN, WHO