World Food Safety Day

June 4, 2019

7 June 2019 is the first ever World Food Safety Day, with the aim to show food safety as ‘everyone’s business’.

World Food Safety Day is a collaboration between the World Health Organisation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), having been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2018. Food Safety is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and WHO Assistant Director-General, Healthier Populations Naoko Yamamoto and FAO Assistant Director-General Agriculture and Consumer Protection Bukar Tijani explain its importance.

Certification and assurance services have evolved and continue to evolve to support farmers, farm suppliers, transporters, processors, distributors and retailers deliver safe food to consumers.

IIOA members provide a wide range of certification and assurance services to help with safer food. The range of services can be seen here, as well as details of each IIOA members’ activities in the food area.

For the first World Food Safety Day, IIOA members have brought together a range of material on the issue of food safety, which can be viewed here.

Further information on food safety includes:

Public Sector Assurance, the website which illustrates the value of conformity assessment, has case studies from around the world in key policy areas showing how  different tools help government officials and regulators deliver results. This is backed up with research confirming this success and supporting information to delve deeper. Food Safety case studies can be viewed here., shows standards, certification, testing, inspection and accreditation help businesses to reduce costs, increase productivity and access new markets, with evidence through case studies and research, including for food.

Follow the activity at #worldfoodsafetyday