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    Webinar report: World Food Safety Day 2020 – Food safety in the “new normal” 2020
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    In advance of the World Food Safety Day, four international organizations, namely the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), jointly organized a webinar on 3 June 2020 and discussed what the “new normal”, will bring to the area of food safety in Asia and the Pacific. Nearly 1 000 people joined the webinar. While during the “new normal”, food safety has benefitted from an increased awareness on good practices of personal hygiene, in the future, regulatory frameworks that have a long-term vision and that will ensure consumers’ protection will need to be put in place. In order to facilitate access to safe foods to all, the implementation of regulations will need to be delegated to the industry sector, and the active and informed participation of the consumers will be more critical than ever. Furthermore, recognizing responsibilities and integrating them with those of other stakeholders' could be a key approach to tackle emerging food safety issues. The next efforts would optimally focus on the provision of a good and constant education and communication to the different food safety stakeholders, with the theme tagline of the World Food Safety Day, “food safety, everyone’s business”.
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    Measuring food safety – Indicators to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
    Food safety technical toolkit for Asia and the Pacific No. 9
    2021
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    Universal access to safe food is a key requirement for the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals. And yet an estimated 600 million people each year fall sick from eating unsafe food and 420 000 of them die. Safe food is also critical for economic development and the international food trade. Setting and measuring food security indicators have significantly contributed to improving and communicating progress in achieving food security. Considering their success, several countries in Asia and the Pacific region have asked the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to provide guidance on the development of food safety indicators. Following a comprehensive review and a technical consultation on the topic, a pilot project was developed in four countries to establish food safety indicators that fit their country contexts and objectives. The pilot project confirmed the usefulness of food safety indicators in strengthening national food control systems. In contrast to other types of indicators, food safety indicators were not found to be suitable for benchmarking capacities among countries. The regional guide to develop food safety indicators aims to provide countries with technical advice to develop national food safety indicators that serve country-specific objectives. By reading the guide, food safety competent authorities will be equipped with instruments and experience-based tips to effectively develop and use food safety indicators, and to tailor them to fit their countries’ contexts.
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    7 June 2019 - World Food Safety Day 2019
    On 20 December 2018 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a World Food Safety Day. Starting in 2019, every 7 June will be a time to celebrate the myriad benefits of safe food.

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