World Food Safety Day 2024: Preparing for the Unexpected

June 7 marks World Food Safety Day (WFSD), an annual event established by the United Nations to emphasise the importance of safe food practices. This day serves as a global reminder to prevent, identify, and manage food-related hazards, ensuring that everyone has access to safe and healthy food. The 2024 theme, “Food Safety: Prepare for the Unexpected,” highlights the need for readiness in addressing unforeseen food safety incidents.

Global Collaboration for Safer Food
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations lead the efforts in promoting World Food Safety Day. They collaborate with countries and various organisations to raise awareness and encourage actions that enhance food safety standards worldwide. This initiative not only protects public health but also supports economic stability and international trade by ensuring that food products meet stringent safety criteria.

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