WHO to hold a Forum on Food Safety and Trade
Food that is contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals causes a disease of more than 600 million people annually and kill 420,000 worldwide worldwide, according to WHO.
The World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization, African Union, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization organized its first International Food Safety Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with – urging more international cooperation to stop unsafe food from illness and illness. preventing the development of sustainable development. WTO hosts hosting a continuing event, the International Food and Trade Safety Forum, which will host the event. Focusing on the links between food and trade safety, in Geneva, Switzerland, on 23-24 April.
WHO says that the two meetings are expected to move and support them; leading to food safety activities all over the world. Food that is contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, or chemicals causes a disease of more than 600 million people annually and kill 420,000 worldwide worldwide, according to the group , who said partners in the # 39; The conference states that food safety needs to be a prime focus at all stages of the food chain – from production to autumn, processing, storage, distribution, preparation and consumption.
"The partnership between the African Union and the United Nations has been long and strategic," said Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairman of the African Union Commission. "This food safety conference is a proof of this partnership. Without a safe diet, food security can not be achieved."
"There is no food security without food safety," agreed CEO José Graziano da Silva CEO. "This conference is a brilliant opportunity for the international community to strengthen political commitments and to engage in key actions. It is a general responsibility to & # 39; protect our food. We all have to take part. We need to work together to make food tidying in national and international business politics. "
Around 130 countries participated in the two-day conference, including agricultural, health, and trade ministers, scientific scientists, partner agencies, and representatives from consumers, food representatives, civil society organizations, and the private sector.