ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The World Food Safety Day 2022 is being observed on Tuesday (June 7) across the globe to highlight the importance of healthy food and the need to eliminate unhygienic food, draw attention to the multiple ways of preventing, detecting, and managing foodborne risks for safer food and better health.
This day is also dedicated to take action to prevent, diagnose, and control foodborne hazards to enhance human health and ensure access of safe food to everyone.
In his message on the World Food Safety Day 2022, President Dr. Arif Alvi urged people to always eat meals from places that are clean and maintaing good standards of cleanliness, do not waste food and instead seek out ways to feed the hungry.
The president said that food safety is also a part of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which calls for actions to end hunger, improve nutrition, promote sustainable agriculture and achieve food security.
President Arif Alvi said that the government should foster multisectoral collaboration to adopt food safety standards, launch public support programmes by focusing on healthy and safe food and introduce strong policies in this regard.
The president further said that the food manufacturing companies should follow food safety commitments, promote food safety culture and comply with international and national food standards. He said that the educational institutions and workplaces should support food safety education, promote safe food handling and engage with families.
Arif Alvi said that the consumer should also be kept informed, promote food safety practices and observe safe food handling at home.
“We all have a role to play; whether we grow, process, transport, store, sell, buy, prepare or serve food, food safety is in our hands. And, if we work together, we can all help achieve safer food for better health,” he said.