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On June 6-9, the World Health Organization has scheduled a series of talks on food safety to increase awareness and encourage a variety of stakeholders to debate and discuss an array of topics on health and food safety. Over four days, WHO will explore the topics behind World Food Safety Day’s theme: “Food standards save lives.” 

The topics of the webinars cover:

  • the standards behind food safety, food safety in international emergencies, food fortification, and ways to estimate the burden of foodborne diseases, among others;
  • updates on the WHO Global Strategy on Food Safety;
  • release of a new WHO publication on whole genome sequencing.

The Health Talks, hosted by the  Food Safety Community of Practice, will deliver high-quality content with the support of international experts. The format of these talks includes dialogues with experts from around the world on current and emerging topics in food safety.

Health talks on food safety program:

— Health consequences of unsafe food: An effort to quantify the burden of unsafe food
Date: June 6, 11 a.m. – noon CEST

— Towards stronger food safety systems: WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety
Date: June 6, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CEST

— The standards behind food safety: ways of ensuring safety and quality
Date: June 8, 2023, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CEST

— Whole genome sequencing as a tool for foodborne disease surveillance and response
Date: June 9, 2023, 1 p.m. – 2 p..m. CEST

WHO advocates for mainstreaming food safety in the global agenda by raising awareness about the importance of this topic and providing a platform for dialogues on critical issues to affect the safety and healthiness of foods.

Attendees will need to log in to the Food Safety Community of Practice website to register to attend the Health Talks on Food Safety.

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