International Forum on Food Safety and Trade

GENEVA — A lack of transparency is the Achilles heel of food safety, according to the deputy commissioner for food policy and response at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Frank Yiannas said there has been a three-decade exercise for traceability from centralized databases to technologies such as blockchain and,
Continue Reading Experts discuss digital’s role in food safety at international forum

GENEVA — The World Health Organization’s leaders say it will help countries estimate their respective foodborne disease burdens.

Kazuaki Miyagishima, director of food safety and zoonoses and foodborne diseases at the international organization, said there are plans to equip countries with a tool to provide national estimates. It is expected
Continue Reading WHO to help countries estimate foodborne diseases

GENEVA — There is no such thing as one type of food safety for the rich and another for the poor, according to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the health of all people, no matter where they live and what they eat, must
Continue Reading WHO chief calls for food safety focus