Health Days 2021

World Food Safety Day


Overview: 
The World Food Safety Day (WFSD) is celebrated on 7 June of every year, and is aimed at drawing attention and inspiring actions to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, thus contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, access to the markets, tourism and sustainable development.

Objectives:
 Strengthen global efforts to reduce the risk of foodborne diseases and ensure safe food.

Facts: 
  • Access to sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health.
  • Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances, causes more than 200 diseases – ranging from diarrhea to cancers.
  • An estimated 600 million – almost 1 in 10 people in the world – fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420,000 die every year, resulting in the loss of 33 million healthy life years.
  • Diarrheal diseases are the most common illnesses resulting from the consumption of contaminated food, causing 550 million people to fall ill and 230,000 deaths every year.
  • Food safety, nutrition and food security are inextricably linked. Unsafe food creates a vicious cycle of disease and malnutrition, particularly affecting infants, young children, elderly and the sick.
Official date:
  • Globally: 7 June 2021
  • Locally: 26 Shawwal 1442H
Theme:
«Safe Food Now For a Healthy Tomorrow»

 

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