On April 7, 2015 WHO will celebrate its main annual advocacy event - World Health Day (WHD) - with “food safety” as the theme. The occasion also marks the World Health Organization’s birthday. The main focus of this event will be to demonstrate the importance of food safety along the whole length of the food chain in a globalized world, from production and transport, to preparation and consumption.
This short video explains the WHO Five Keys to Safer Food.
The Codex Alimentarius: Protecting consumers’ health through safe and nutritious food – the first 50 years
For over 50 years, Codex Alimentarius has adopted several hundred international standards on food safety and nutrition to protect consumers’ health and ensure fair practices in the food trade. Click to read more about the history of this important United Nations program jointly established in 1963 by the World Health Organization and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
Since May, workers and students have produced more than 6,800 pounds of produce at the Upper Marlboro farm. Now in their second year they are reaching toward their end goal of becoming self-sustaining.
With roughly two acres of land to work with, the students working on the Terp Farm bring in a little over a half-ton of fresh fruits and vegetables to the campus every week.
Each year, the International Association for Food Protection hosts an Annual Meeting, providings attendees with information on current and emerging food safety issues, the latest science, innovative solutions to new and recurring problems, and the opportunity to network with thousands of food safety professionals from around the globe. Held in various locations throughout North America, this meeting has grown over the years to become the leading food safety conference worldwide.
Cleaning your refrigerator and freezer is an important part of your cleaning regime and doing so will help you prevent foodborne illness. Read to find out more on proper food safety and preventing cross-contamination in your fridge.
The Food and Drug Administration’s CFSAN and JIFSAN are jointly sponsoring a Food and Nutrition Webinar Series for 2015. The Webinar Series consists of four presentations, two each in Spring and Fall. The Spring webinars are scheduled for 1:00 PM EDT, March 24, 2015, and April 20, 2015.
Links & Resources
- Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
- College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Food and Drug Administration
- United States Department of Agriculture
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- World Health Organization
- FAO/WHO Food Standards - CODEX Alimentarius
- Food Safety Cooperation Forum Partnership Training Institute Network
- USDA Food Safety Research Information Office