World Food Safety Day 2021: This special day was started by the World Health Organization, in 2018 the United Nations General Assembly announced to celebrate it as a World Day. Thousands of children under 5 die every year after eating contaminated food. The purpose of this day is to make people aware of food-borne danger and prevention of disease.
World Food Safety Day is celebrated every year on 7 June. The event highlights efforts to control, detect and prevent food-borne diseases. On June 7, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly announced to celebrate World Food Safety Day on this date as an annual celebration with changing themes. It is an initiative started by the World Health Organization. Encouraged by the success of the first festival, the World Health Organization decided to continue the festival to spread awareness.
Food and shelter are essential necessities of life. Every person is dependent on clothes, food, water, air for his existence on earth. Food provides essential nutrients, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to maintain growth in our bodies. This special day contributes to food security, human health, economic growth, agriculture, market access, tourism, and sustainable development.
History and Date
The World Health Organization recognizes the burden of food-borne diseases, which affect people of all ages, especially those in low-income countries and children under the age of 5. Therefore, it was announced to celebrate the special day every year from 2018 on 7th June. Last year the world’s health assembly passed another resolution to strengthen global efforts for food security to reduce the burden of foodborne illness. World Food Safety Day is celebrated jointly in collaboration with the relevant organizations and member countries. On this day the World Health Organization strives to reduce foodborne illness on the global surface.
Theme of World Food Safety Day 2021
This year’s theme for World Food Safety Day is ‘Safe Eating Today for a Healthy Tomorrow’ which focuses on eating and producing safe food. Being food safe benefits people, the planet, and the economy in the immediate and long run.
Awareness Raising Quotes
Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine your food.
Food security covers everyone in the food chain.
Bring people back to the kitchen and combat the trend of processed food and fast food.
Food is not enough for the body. There must be food for the soul.