World Food Safety Day
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have worked together to mark June 7th as the first-ever World Food Safety Day (WFSD). This day is meant to highlight the risks of foodborne illness and food insecurity that threaten hundreds of millions of people every year. By calling attention to the issue, the WHO and the FAO want to bring food safety to the public eye. Collectively, we can help to fight foodborne illnesses and improve the health of people across the planet. As the FAO has said, “everyone has the right to safe, nutritious and sufficient food.”Food security is essential to our future on this planet. One of the driving forces, climate change, has reduced food security for millions of people around the world and has no indications that it is slowing down. This heightened crisis needs to be addressed, but also requires the help of organizations around the world.
Food security issues extend beyond food: from the most obvious of human health to impacts on tourism, access to a safe food network is critical to prosperity. In order to combat this growing threat, the WHO and the FAO have identified 3 effective food safety methods of reducing risk: prevention, detecting, and management of foodborne risks.
Food safety is best managed proactively. It is far more effective to anticipate and prevent a problem before it occurs, thus avoiding damage as a result of preventable issues. Too many organizations are ill-equipped to proactively identify excursions that lead to breakdowns in food safety practices. In many cases, food handlers are ill-trained for safe food practices, and in some cases have a minimal food safety management system (FSMS). In either case, implementing a plan that promotes safe food handling and distribution will help to stop foodborne illness from impacting unsuspecting consumers
Food safety is a shared responsibility between governments, producers, and consumers. Everybody has a role to play from farm to table to ensure the food we consume is safe and will not cause damages to our health.
Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, or chemical substances causes more than 200 diseases.
Good hygiene practices in the food and agricultural sectors help to reduce the emergence and spread of foodborne diseases.
It is especially important for agriculture, or any food producer, to employ safe food handling practices. Farming has changed dramatically. From new technology to population booms, growing safe food has become more challenging, especially in response to globalization and a significant increase in demand for certain foods.
The educator of gajera vidyabhavan sachin explain the concept of food safety and gave them tips for what to do for food safety so that students be aware of that.