Creating the enabling environment to adopt new tools and approaches to improve food safety in traditional markets can help decrease the burden of foodborne disease. This webinar is one of several Health Talks presented by the World Health Organization in celebration of World Food Safety Day 2022.
This webinar will inform participants how consumer behavior information can be used to inform food safety intervention design in traditional markets in low- and middle-income countries, as well as the variety of approaches currently in use that are consumer- and market-actor focused, behavioral in nature, measurable over time, and informed by community norms, local priorities, and cultural practices.
This webinar place five priority areas of food safety in front of regional thought leaders to move us toward Actions for Food Safety Transformation. Regional leaders will share their insights on these priorities and the realities on the ground for making them happen considering, politics, financing, scalability, inclusivity and gaps in capacity and infrastructure.
Food safety lies at the heart of addressing hunger and malnutrition, because if food it’s safe, it isn’t food. Progress towards SDG 2 by 2030 may not be realised if we do not ensure food safety. Stakeholders globally are engaging to discuss the development of a Coalition of Action for Food Safety.
Join us for USAID Feed the Future’s EatSafe Interview Cruncher hosted by GAIN examining the important questions of how to close the knowledge gap between food safety and nutrition and how to elevate food safety in global development conversations.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, markets also pose a significant risk of respiratory disease transmission, affecting both vendors and consumers. Working or shopping in crowded, risky environments, and falling ill will have devastating effects on their families and nutrition security for entire households.
In 2019, the World Bank released a report entitled The Safe Food Imperative. It described how food safety is linked to achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals in both direct and indirect ways. This Webinar will bring together experts in the field to discuss the current state of food safety governance in the African region.
Many actors and factors are involved with reducing the burden of food safety illnesses, including governments, industry, and consumers. How should we measure progress? This Webinar will discuss the role of metrics, performance standards, and indicators in improving food safety for low- and middle-income countries.
Food safety is essential to food and nutrition security. In low- and middle-income countries many consumers buy nutrient-dense foods such as animal-sourced foods and fresh fruits and vegetables in traditional or "informal" markets. These markets play a vital role in food availability and affordability, but they have limited infrastructure to control the safety of food, and usually no oversight from public health authorities.