World Food Safety Day 2022

Safer food, better health

World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2022 will draw attention and mobilize action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks and improve human health.

Foodborne diseases affect 1 in 10 people worldwide each year. There are over 200 of these diseases – some mild, but others deadly. 

The United Nations General Assembly established World Food Safety Day in 2018 to raise awareness of this important issue. WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly facilitate the observance of World Food Safety Day, in collaboration with Member States and other stakeholders.

This year’s theme, “Safer food, better health”, highlights the role that safe, nutritional food plays in ensuring human health and well-being and calls for a set of specific actions to make food safer.

We all have a role to play; whether we grow, process, transport, store, sell, buy, prepare or serve food, food safety is in all our hands. And if we work together, we can all help achieve safer food for better health.

Campaign date 7 June

Campaign theme – Safer food, better health

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World Food Safety Day 2022 celebrations will be marked by a panel discussion under the theme “Safer food, better health”. The event is hosted by the WHO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Codex Secretariat.

The first half of the event will focus on the need to transform food systems to deliver better health, through an online moderated panel with WHO Assistant Director-General Naoko Yamamoto and Director of the FAO Liaison Office with the United Nations in Geneva Dominique Burgeon. The speakers will also take audience questions.

The second half of the event will explore, in a moderated panel, how different players ensure the sustainable production and consumption of safe foods in different settings in order to improve health outcomes.

Interpretation will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.


Moderator: Dr Francesco Branca, Director, Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, WHO 

Safer food, better health

  • WHO ADG Dr Naoko Yamamoto, Safe food— delivering better health for all 
  • Director of the FAO Liaison Office with the United Nations in Geneva Mr Dominique Burgeon, Working together for food safety
  • Moderated Q and A with audience 

Moderated panel of food safety in different settings across the food supply chain

  • Ms Constanza Vergara Escobar, Ministry of Agriculture, the Republic of Chile  
  • Dr Nicole Sharon Affrifah, University of Ghana, the Republic of Ghana  
  • Mr Tan Han Kiat, Singapore Food Agency, the Republic of Singapore  
  • Mr Sridhar Venkat, the Akshaya Patra Foundation, the Republic of India  
  • Moderated Q and A with audience 

Closing remarks

Dr Tom Heilandt, Secretary of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission 

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