Health Days 2023

World Food Safety Day

World Food Safety Day (WFSD) - celebrated on June 7 - aims to draw attention to preventing and managing foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism, and sustainable development.
To promote global efforts for food safety with the aim of reducing the burden of foodborne diseases

  • Access to adequate amounts of safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health.
  • Unsafe foods that contain harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, or chemicals cause more than 200 diseases - ranging from diarrhea to cancers.
  • An estimated 600 million - approximately 1 in 10 people in the world - fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420,000 die each year, resulting in the loss of 33 million healthy life years (DALYs).
  • Diarrheal diseases are the most common diseases resulting from the consumption of contaminated food, causing 550 million people to become ill and 230,000 to die each year.
  • Food safety, nutrition and safe food are closely linked. Unsafe food causes a vicious cycle of disease and malnutrition, particularly affecting infants, young children, the elderly and the sick.
Official Date:
Globally: June 7th, 2023
Locally: Dhuʻl-Qiʻdah 18th, 1444H

Safer fo​od, better health


Last Update : 17 January 2023 12:56 AM
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