U.N. Recognizes First-Ever World Food Safety Day To Raise Awareness Of Impact On Food Security, Health

U.N. News: ‘From farm to plate,’ first-ever World Food Safety Day demonstrates the need to take unsafe food off the menu
“Unsafe food kills an estimated 420,000 people every year, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, just ahead of the first-ever U.N. World Food Safety Day. Children under-five are the most at risk, carrying 40 percent of the foodborne disease burden, amounting to 125,000 deaths every year…” (6/6).

Xinhua News: No food security without food safety: U.N. official
“…Vincent Martin, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) representative in China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, said the first-ever World Food Safety Day, which falls on June 7, had been launched by the United Nations to enhance the importance of food safety issues. ‘Globally, about 600 million people fall sick due to foodborne illness and 420,000 people die every year,’ Martin said. ‘There is no food security without food safety’…” (6/7).

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