The GFSP is pleased to share the following:
“Food Safety in Healthy Food Systems: everyone’s business from farm to fork” recognizes that we all have a part to play in ensuring food is safe. In 2018, the World Bank produced a report called ‘The Safe Food Imperative’ which noted that food safety in developing countries receives very little policy attention and investment, and only in times of foodborne disease outbreaks and crises is national attention turned to food safety. With supply chain disruptions, market closures and meatpacking health issues related to COVID-19 grabbing news headlines, food safety is rising to the fore again as a pressing concern.
The webinar will provide rich information on what the World Bank Group and partners are doing to help countries improve food safety outcomes. Participants will refresh their knowledge of food safety, learn from client experiences, and hear how COVID-19 presents both opportunities and challenges to the production and delivery of safe and nutritious food from farm to fork.
June 10, 2020, 11:00 am- noon EST
Join the World Bank Group for the webinar ‘Food Safety, Everyone’s Business: The India experience.’
Martien van Nieuwkoop, Global Director of Agriculture and Food Global Practice, World Bank will join Pawan Agarwal, Special Secretary, Logistics, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and previously the CEO of the Food Safety and Standards Authority India to talk about India’s experience with improving food safety. The discussion will be moderated by Lystra N. Antoine, CEO of the Global Food Safety Partnership.
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
For more than 15 years, IFC has offered high-quality professional services to help companies apply international food safety standards and adapt sustainable business models. IFC’s support includes food safety assessments, staff training, and guidance attaining international certification. Improved food safety is helping our clients meet regional and export market requirements, attract investment, realize cost savings, and strengthen their brands. The twin goals of IFC’s Food Safety Program are healthier balance sheets, and high-quality food on plates.
IFC recently launched the 2020 edition of its Food Safety Handbook: A Practical Guide for Building a Robust Food Safety Management System, which is designed to help food companies establish, professionally maintain, and enhance food safety—steps that are essential to improving global health outcomes and improving business. This new edition, which updates and revises the 2016 Handbook, provides an up-to-date listing of primary food safety legislation, training guidelines, mandates, and best practices. The Handbook is indispensable for food business operators at any stage of the food production and processing value chain. The benefits of implementing a rigorous food safety system as outlined in this handbook include better access to markets, improved brand recognition, strengthened customer loyalty, and making a real contribution to public health.
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
The GFSI promoted this year's World Food Safety Day campaign by sharing a video every day in the week leading up to June 7, each addressed one of the five WHO calls to action: ensure it’s safe, grow it safe, keep it safe, eat it safe, and team up for food safety. Click here to see the playlist and engage on social media.
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Visit ILRI’s celebration of World Food Safety Day 2020 at: https://www.ilri.org/world-food-safety-day-2020. The online campaign draws attention to ILRI's long-standing collaborative research on risk-based approaches to improving food safety in informal markets.