The social, economic and environmental reasons for a World Food Safety Day
The purpose of this celebration is to raise awareness and mobilize more people to the issues of food, nutrition and preservation of natural resources. The ambition is also to attract maximum attention to the problem of hunger, malnutrition and poverty in the world.
The goal is to increase awareness of the importance of food safety, especially fish and aquaculture products, to protect the health of consumers.
Day Food safety is key to achieving several of the Sustainable Development Goals and a UN dedicated day would bring it into the spotlight, helping prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks. Safe food contributes to economic prosperity, boosting agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. There is no food security without food safety. Ending hunger is about all people having access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round. Food safety has a direct impact on people’s health and nutritional intake. Foodborne diseases are preventable. When countries strengthen their regulatory, scientific and technological capacities to ensure that food is safe and of the expected quality throughout the food chain, they move towards more sustainable patterns of food production and consumption.