Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow
Today we celebrate the WORLD FOOD SAFETY DAY, with the theme “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow,” designed to draw attention and inspire action prevent, detect, and manage foodborne risks and contribute to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism, and sustainable development.
Food safety saves lives and also plays a vital role in reducing foodborne disease. Every year, 600 million people fall sick because of around 200 different types of foodborne illness. The burden of such illness falls most heavily on the poor and on the young. In addition, foodborne illness is responsible for 420 000 preventable deaths every year.
For these reasons, Food safety is everyone's business!
Food safety is everyone's business!
Food supply chains involve several people - producers, processors, transporters, distributors, retailers, cooks as well as consumers and at every point in the chain, there are hazards that can cause contamination. Everyone involved at the various stages has a responsibility to keep food safe !
In Sovena, we are fully committed to Food Safety and our “Feeding Futures” signature reflects our compromise in this field for the coming years based in our values: professionalism, responsibility, reinvention, inspiration, and knowledge, together with a strong Food Safety Culture
In the following link you can find the Guide distributed by the World Health Organization: WFSD
There are five calls to action on World Food Safety Day, in which Sovena is strongly committed:
- Ensure it’s safe - Government must ensure safe and nutritious food for all
- Grow it safe - Agriculture and food producers need to adopt good practices
- Keep it safe - Business operators must make sure food is safe
- Know what's safe - Consumers need to learn about safe and healthy food
- Team up for food safety - Work together for safe food and good health
If you are interested on learning more on this issue, do not hesitate to contact Sovena’s Quality Area