June 7, 2022
Today, June 7, is World Food Safety Day and this year’s theme is “Safer Food, Better Health.” The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations facilitate this observance each year to make people aware of food safety issues, help prevent foodborne illness, consider collaborative approaches, and promote solutions.
Join FDA as we spread the word about ways to reduce the risks of foodborne illness. A World Food Safety Day page on fda.gov offers ways to participate in this global effort as well as information on how to protect yourself and your family from foodborne disease.
Frank Yiannas, Deputy FDA Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, is participating in WHO’s Health Talks on Food Safety, conversations with experts from all over the world on new and emerging issues. He is speaking on “Bending the Curve of Foodborne Illness in a Digital World.”
Also participating from FDA in the June 7-9 Health Talks are Adam Friedlander, a policy analyst in the Office of Food Policy and Response, who will be talking about “Facilitating Traceability for Inclusive and Sustainable Development,” and Jon Woody, director of the Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, who will be addressing “Food Fraud and Food Defense.” For more information on this event, visit foodsafety.whohealthtalks.org.
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