Today is World Food Safety Day
World Food Safety Day is observed annually on the 7th of June.
In a bid to detect, manage, and avoid foodborne risks and improve human health
The day is marked to raise awareness of the health hazards associated with unsafe food, and to highlight the significance of hygiene in daily life.
The theme for this year is ‘Safer food, better health’.
Food plays a major role in our everyday life ,therefore Food safety is essential for ensuring proper human health, economic prosperity, sustainable development, and growth in agriculture and tourism as well. It helps in keeping diseases and infectious illnesses caused by unhygienic food at bay. The day is celebrated to draw attention to such issues and mobilise people and authorities to take adequate steps to ensure food safety.
the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Patricia van der Ross says Consumers are protected during the production, handling, processing, storage and distribution of food through enforcement of the various pieces of food related legislation in South Africa.
As part of its continuing educational activities, the City seeks to provide clarity around the use of dates on food packaging so that consumers can make informed food choices for better health.
Done by Lizeka Tsotetsi