Food Safety Award
Food Safety Authority of Ireland receives WHO Food Safety Award
30 June 2008 -- The World Health Organization presented the second WHO Food Safety Award to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) at the end of the first day of the 31st Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, being held in Geneva this week. The Food Safety Award has been given to FSAI in recognition of their international contributions in promoting improved food safety in the global community. Dr Alan Reilly, Deputy Chief Executive, accepted the award on behalf of the FSAI.
FSAI is recognized as a world leader in promoting an integrated science-based approach, which ensures the safety of food along the entire food-chain links.
The Beijing Declaration on Food Safety of November 2007 reiterated the crucial need for an international approach to solving the world food safety problems. "The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is fully aware with the importance of close international collaboration on tackling food safety issues. They have been actively assisting other countries - often in collaboration with WHO and FAO to improve the management on food safety," said Jørgen Schlundt, WHO Director for Food Safety, Zoonoses and Foodborne Diseases.
FSAI has also actively participated in the Codex Alimentarius Commission and has provided support to promote the effective participation of developing countries in the work of the Commission.
The WHO Food Safety award recognizes exceptional efforts in addressing food safety problems and outstanding contribution in the promotion of human health through food safety. In 2005 the World Health Organization (WHO) presented the first WHO Food Safety Award to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, Kingdom of Thailand, in recognition of her commitment and efforts to promote food safety in her country.
- Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
- High-Level International Food Safety Forum adopts the Beijing Declaration on Food Safety
- WHO’s first Food Safety Award presented to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Kingdom of Thailand