GUWAHATI: The significance of eating well is self-evident. Foods that are clean, healthy, and safe aid in our feeding and general development.
Every year on June 7th, World Food Safety Day (WSFD) is celebrated to help avoid, detect and control foodborne risks.
According to the World Health Organization, the goal of the day is to focus on food security and highlight many aspects related to human health, economic prosperity agriculture, market access, and tourism, and sustainable development.
The United Nations General Assembly declared June 7 to be World Food Safety Day every year in 2018.
After the intergovernmental body noticed that the burden of foodborne infections was disproportionately affecting children under the age of five and people living in low-income counties.
The World Health Assembly issued a resolution last year to bolster global food safety measures in order to minimise the burden of foodborne disease.
According to the United Nations, access to sufficient amounts of safe food is the essential to preserving life and fostering good health.
World Food Safety Day is important for assuring and teaching people about food production, how to keep food safe at every stage of the food chain and other topics such as food processing, storage and production.
This year's theme is " Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow." It discusses how producing and consuming safe food has both immediate and long-term benefits.
The WHO writes: "Recognizing the systemic connections between the health of people, animals, plants, the environment, and the economy will help us meet the needs of the future."
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