World Food Safety Day 2022 - Safer food, better health

the United Nations mark the fourth global World Food Safety Day to draw attention and mobilize action to prevent,

detect and manage foodborne risks and improve human health.

This year’s World Food Safety Day highlights the theme “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 benefits of safe food include improved nutrition and reduced absenteeism in schools and in the workplace.

Foodborne diseases affect 1 in 10 people worldwide each year. There are over 200 of these diseases, ranging from diarrhoea to cancers.

The United Nations General Assembly established World Food Safety Day in 2018 to raise awareness of this important issue.

WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly facilitate the observance

of World Food Safety Day, in collaboration with Member States and other stakeholders.