What Is the Importance of World Food Safety Day 2022

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World Food Safety Day 2022 is being observed all around the world on June 7th this year as a global awareness event. This day's main purpose is to increase public awareness and empower people to recognise, prevent and manage food-related hazards. This day is observed to raise awareness about the global burden of food-borne illness. All living things have the same basic needs food and shelter. Humans attempt to meet the most basic needs of their daily lives. We are fully dependent on food, air, water and clothing to maintain a basic standard of living. As a result, World Food Safety Day is marked to raise awareness about the importance of food among the general population. People all throughout the world benefit from this day in terms of health, agriculture, food security and economic success. Food safety is essential for ensuring food safety at all stages of the food chain, from production to harvest, processing, storage and distribution, as well as preparation and consumption.

In order to avoid foodborne illness, food safety must be ensured at all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption. It's a scientific process for ensuring that food is safe to eat at all times, including whether it's being handled, prepared, or stored. Food safety is, at its most basic level, a shared responsibility of governments, producers and consumers. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring that the food we eat is safe to eat and will not cause any health problems, from manufacturing to consumption. WHO's efforts to mainstream food safety in government agencies and prevent food-borne diseases around the world continue on World Food Safety Day.

History of the World Food Safety Day in 2022

  • The United Nations (UN) has charged the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) with leading efforts to enhance food safety around the world.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have been commemorating the First World Food Safety Day since June 7, 2019.
  • The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution on December 20, 2018, recognising June 7 as a day "celebrating the manifold benefits of safe food." The World Health Assembly (WHA) voted on August 3, 2020, to designate June 7 as World Food Safety Day every year.
  • In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared the first-ever World Food Safety Day.

Theme for World Food Safety Day 2022

The theme for World Food Safety Day 2022 is "Safer Food, Better Health." Because food is one of the most important factors of good health, the focus of the subject is on the importance and benefits of safe food. On June 7, 2022, World Food Safety Day 2022 will be commemorated to raise awareness about the need of eating healthy foods. The goal of the day is to raise public awareness about food safety, which is critical to human health and well-being. 600 million people are affected with food-borne diseases each year. Young children, especially those under the age of five, are especially vulnerable. As a result of consuming dirty food, people in impoverished communities are more prone to illnesses.

The Importance of World Food Safety Day in 2022

Food safety is crucial because food must be safe throughout the cultivation, harvesting, processing, storage, distribution and consumption processes. Thousands of people get sick and die every year as a result of consuming food contaminated with germs, viruses and other chemicals. As a result, World Food Safety Day is marked each year to encourage action that ensures food safety and reduces the global burden of foodborne illness. There has never been a more compelling need to safeguard health care than now, given the Covid-19 scenario. It's never been more critical to boost immunity, limit the spread of foodborne illnesses and teach good, sanitary habits in agricultural areas, markets and everywhere else where food is handled.

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