7 June 2021
Food safety is an important public health issue and a fundamental element of good health and sustainable development. In the WHO European Region, it is estimated that every year, more than 23 million people fall ill from eating contaminated food and over 4600 people die.
World Food Safety Day on 7 June draws attention and inspires action to help prevent, detect and manage food safety risks in order to promote the availability of safe and healthy food for all. This year’s theme is “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow”, stressing that the production and consumption of