Health Days 2022

World Food Safety Day

The World Food Safety Day is celebrated annually on 7 June to draw attention and mobilize action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks; thus contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, access to the markets, tourism, and sustainable development.

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

  • 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; as unsafe food creates a vicious cycle of disease and malnutrition, particularly affecting infants, young children, elderly and the sick.
  • 40% of the foodborne disease burden is among children under 5 years of age.
  • Food-borne diseases impede socioeconomic development by straining health care systems.
Official date:
Globally: June 7th, 2022
Locally: Dhul-Qi‘dah 8th, 1443H.
«Safer Food, Better Health»


Last Update : 06 June 2022 03:13 PM
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