United Nations will mark ‘World Food Safety Day’ on Tuesday June 7, 2022.


Jun 03, 2022 09:45 pm


The United Nations will mark World Food Safety Day next Tuesday. This year, the theme is “Safer food, better health.” Safe food is essential to human health and well-being and is one of the most critical guarantors for good health. The day will draw attention and mobilize action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks and improve human health.


The day will be marked with a virtual event from 14:00-15:00 CEST with video messages from WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Director-General of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Dr Qu Dongyu. An interactive session on the need to transform food systems to deliver better health will follow with WHO Assistant Director-General Naoko Yamamoto and Director of the FAO Liaison Office with the UN in Geneva Dominique Burgeon delving into this year’s theme for World Food Safety Day.


The Event

World Food Safety Day 2022 celebrations will be marked by a panel discussion under the theme “Safer food, better health”. The event is hosted by the WHO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Codex Secretariat.


The first half of the event will focus on the need to transform food systems to deliver better health, through an online moderated panel with WHO Assistant Director-General Naoko Yamamoto and Director of the FAO Liaison Office with the United Nations in Geneva Dominique Burgeon. The speakers will also take audience questions.


The second half of the event will explore, in a moderated panel, how different players ensure the sustainable production and consumption of safe foods in different settings in order to improve health outcomes.