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FAO and WHO joint event explores the impacts and importance of food standards


Jun 08, 2023

This year’s joint FAO and WHO World Food Safety Day event took place today with a programme dedicated to the year’s theme, “Food standards save lives”. The hybrid event was hosted at FAO in Rome and was available online where over 2000 people registered. Two panel discussions and a one-on-one conversation covered different aspects of how food standards save lives.

Welcome remarks were delivered by FAO’s Director-General, Dr QU Dongyu, who underlined the importance of food safety both to FAO’s mission to end hunger and to the organization’s strategic framework, which aims at sustainable food systems transformation. He reiterated the World Food Safety Day message that food standards underpin these efforts: “FAO recognizes the crucial role of food standards to ensure food safety, to help protect human health, and to facilitate fair practices in food trade, especially as food trade continues to grow” he said. “Food can only be safe if every person involved in its production, distribution and preparation ensures its safety.”

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