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World Health Day 2015: Food safety - the global view

2 April 2015 -- New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain. World Health Day will be celebrated on 7 April, with WHO highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with food safety under the slogan "From farm to plate, make food safe."

How safe is your food?

23 March 2015 -- What is in your meal? Where did the ingredients come from? Were they properly - and safely - handled from every stage, from farm to plate? WHO is advocating for action in these areas on this World Health Day, 7 April 2015, as it calls on producers, policy-makers and the public to promote food safety.

El Salvador: Women spread the word on food safety

1 April 2015 -- Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is responsible for more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhoea to cancers. Be informed to ensure that the food on your plate is safe to eat. This is the message of this year’s World Health Day. This feature story describes an educational programme in El Salvador that addresses foodborne illness and poor nutrition by educating local women about food safety.

Improving food safety, from farm to plate

Food market, Africa
International Fund for Agricultural Development

26 February 2015 -- How much do you know about your food? Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually. As our food supply becomes increasingly globalized new threats are constantly emerging. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is responsible for more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhea to cancers. Be informed to ensure that the food on your plate is safe to eat. This is the message of this year’s World Health Day on 7 April.

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