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World Food Safety Day to be marked on 7 June

25 May 2020

While food safety is an everyday, non-stop effort from farm to table, once a year, everyone involved around the globe takes time to celebrate it through the World Food Safety Day.

The second World Food Safety Day (WFSD) will be marked on 7 June 2020 to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.

The COVID-19 pandemic makes this year’s World Food Safety Day different — a moment to celebrate but also to acknowledge the challenge that was not even thought of 12 short months ago during the first WFSD.

Under the theme “Food safety, everyone’s business”, an action-oriented campaign will promote global food safety awareness and call upon countries and decision makers, the private sector, civil society, UN organisations and the general public to take action.

Albanian institutions, including the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as well as the National Food Authority, have adapted quickly and worked with the food industry and farmers to ensure safe, nutritious food is available to Albanian families.

The National Food Authority of Albania (AKU), following the measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, is present throughout the territory every day to ensure food safety, rigorous monitoring of the measures taken by food providers, as well as advising consumers to maintain social distance during food purchases.

The international day is also an opportunity to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe. Whether you produce, process, sell or prepare food, you have a role in keeping it safe. Everybody along the food chain is responsible for food safety.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland, through the EU-funded Food Safety Project, is joining AKU and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Albania to mark this moment together.