Food Safety Agency (AFSA) together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a series of events dedicated to World Food Safety Day

  • 7th of June is celebrated as World Food Safety Day. This day is held under the slogan "Food security is everyone's business" to draw the world's attention to food security issues.

In line with that day, the Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan (FSA) together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Azerbaijan has launched a series of awareness-raising events.

As part of the activities, printed materials on "Ensuring food safety is everyone's business" have been prepared and placed in various businesses, restaurants operating along the food chain. The publications highlight the responsibilities and obligations of the parties involved in ensuring food safety.

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed in 2018 that every 7 June would be World Food Safety Day. In 2020, the World Health Assembly further adopted a decision on strengthening efforts on food safety to reduce the burden of foodborne disease. WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly facilitate the observance of World Food Safety Day, in collaboration with the Member States and other relevant organizations.

 

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