The campaign under the slogan "Food security is everyone's business" has expanded

  • 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.

Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan (FSA) together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Azerbaijan continues a series of awareness-raising events. As part of the campaign, AFSA Chairman Goshgar Tahmazli adressed to the public with video. Emphasizing the importance of food safety, Mr Tahmazli invited the head of the FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in the Republic of Azerbaijan, Melek Cakmak, to join the campaign. Joining the campaign, Melek Cakmak said that everyone has a responsibility to ensure food safety and passed the campaign to the UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan Gulam Ishaqzai. After that, Minister of Labor and Social Protection Sahil Babayev, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Mukhtar Babayev and Minister of Agriculture Inam Karimov joined the campaign. Government officials and heads of international organizations stressed the commitment of the parties involved in the food chain on the occasion of World Food Safety Day and stressed the importance of everyone's participation in the process.

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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