World Food Safety Day 2020: Why is Food Safety Day celebrated? Learn its history and importance

World Food Safety Day

Every person should get food, no one should go hungry… Governments of countries around the world claim commitment to ensure this objective and to ensure that the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has It was decided to celebrate World Food Safety Day on 7 June. The relevance of this special day started in the last year i.e. 2019 has increased these days. The reason is that a large population of the world is affected by the Corona crisis and in this time of crisis many people are struggling for two time bread. 

This year, the second World Food Security Day is being celebrated. The purpose of celebrating this special day is to maintain balanced and safe food standards and spread awareness. Apart from this, the number of deaths due to diseases due to consumption of poor standard food has to be reduced. 

What is food safety?

We consume a lot of foods every day. Food safety ensures that every stage of the food chain from production to harvest, processing, storage, distribution, preparation before consumption is completely safe. For this awareness, the rationale and importance of Food Safety Day increases. 

According to the World Health Organization, one in 10 people become ill every year from contaminated food or food containing bacteria. According to the population of the world, this figure crosses 60 crores. An estimated 3 million people die from food and waterborne illness every year in developed and developing countries worldwide. 

Food is very important for our health. Standards and regulations are more important to protect between fast-growing food chains and business competition. The rationale of World Food Security Day is important to maintain life healthy by using safe and nutritious food.

Food Safety in India

The State Food Safety Index (SFSI) has been developed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in the context of efforts by states to provide safe food. FSSAI launched the ‘Eat Right Award’ to recognize the contribution of food companies and individuals, thereby empowering citizens to make safe and health food choices.

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United Nations Guidelines on Food Security

Governments should ensure safe and nutritious food for all.
Good practices and practices should be adopted in agriculture and food production. 
Traders ensure that food items are safe and quality.
People have the right to get safe, healthy and nutritious food.
Proper information should also be given to the general consumers about this. 

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