‘Food standards save lives’

June 7 is 5th world Food Safety Day  

Food an integral part of human survival plays the role of both prolonged good health and illness. On 7th June 2019 the first ever World Food Safety Day was observed to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. To raise awareness about the importance of Food Safety an awareness observation is held on 7th June every year. Foodborne diseases affect 1 in 10 people worldwide each year, and food standards help us to ensure what we eat is safe.Young people and populations with limited resources are among the most affected. 

Keeping food safe is a complex process that starts on the farm and ends with the consumer. All stages of the food chain, from production, harvest and storage to preparation and consumption, must be considered.Safeguarding food, doesn’t stop with its purchase, at home, consumers have a part to play in making sure that what they eat is hygienic and safe to consume.

Through World Food Safety Day, World Health Organization (WHO) and Food & Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) pursue efforts to mainstream food safety in the public agenda and reduce the burden of foodborne diseases globally. 

Issued in public interest  by Food Safety Authority, Health & Family Welfare Department Nagaland : Kohima