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Montevideo, June 18th 2019 - 16:58 UTC

Tag: World Food Safety Day

  • Friday, June 7th 2019 - 09:40 UTC

    The first UN World Food Safety Day to be marked on Friday 7 June

    Unsafe food also hinders development in many low- and middle-income economies, which lose around US$ 95 billion in productivity

    The first-ever celebration of the United Nations World Food Safety Day, to be marked globally on 7 June, aims to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe.
Every year, nearly one in ten people in the world (an estimated 600 million people) fall ill and 420,000 die after eating food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances.