Towards stronger food safety systems and global cooperation
Launch of WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety 2022- 2030
moment WHO launches the WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety 2022- 2030, espoused by Member States at the 75th Session of the World Health Assembly- Resolution WHA75( 22). The launch marks a corner in WHO work to promote health, keep the world safe and cover the vulnerable.
Every time, one in ten people encyclopedically fall ill due to foodborne conditions. defiled food can beget over 200 conditions, and the magnitude of public health burden is similar to malaria or HIV AIDS. Children under five are at advanced threat, as one in six deaths from diarrhoea are caused by unsafe food.
The streamlined WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety is a step towards a safer and healthier world, but also towards strengthening multisectoral collaboration and innovative public health approaches. The Global Food Safety Strategy has been developed to guide and support Member States in their sweats to prioritize, plan, apply, cover and regularly estimate conduct towards the reduction of the burden of foodborne conditions( FBD) by continuously strengthening food safety systems and promoting global cooperation.
The Strategy’s vision is that all people, far and wide, consume safe and healthy food so as to reduce the burden of FBDs. This strategy gives stakeholders the tools they need to strengthen their public food safety systems and unite with mates around the world.
This new WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety 2022- 2030 addresses current and arising challenges, incorporates new technologies and includes innovative approaches for strengthening food safety systems. It also reflects feedback entered through a comprehensive discussion process with Member States and governmental institutions, United Nations agencies and other intergovernmental associations, academic institutions,non-governmental associations, private sector realities, and individualities working in public health and food safety.
The strategy also sets concrete targets and aims to reduce the burden of foodborne conditions by reducing 40 the number of cases of foodborne diarrheal conditions prevalence that affects utmost the children under 5 and other vulnerable populations. It also has a target of 100 of functional collaboration mechanisms to manage foodborne events and enhanced laboratory capacity for foodborne complaint surveillance.
The strategy has linked five interlinked and mutually buttressing strategic precedences with separate strategic objects. Using the linked five strategic precedences and separate strategic objects, the strategy aims to make visionary, forward- looking, substantiation- grounded, people- centred, and cost-effective food safety systems with coordinated governance and acceptable architectures.
Strengthening public food control systems.
relating and responding to food safety challenges performing from global changes and food systems metamorphosis.
perfecting the use of food chain information, scientific substantiation and threat assessment in making threat operation opinions.
Strengthening stakeholder engagement and threat communication.
Promoting food safety as an essential element in domestic, indigenous and transnational food trade.
WHO and the members of the Technical Advisory Group on Food Safety are working on tools to round the being sources from WHO, FAO and other associations to support Member States in the perpetration of the strategy over 2022- 2030. The collaboration among different sectors and stakeholders is crucial for the perpetration of the strategy, and the perpetration plan of the strategy is aligned with the FAO food safety strategic precedences through a common collaboration frame.
In 2020, the Resolution73.5 named ‘‘ Strengthening sweats on food safety ’’ was espoused by the Seventy- third World Health Assembly. In the resolution, Member States requested WHO to modernize the WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety to address current and arising challenges, incorporate new technologies and include innovative approaches for strengthening food safety systems.
In response to this request, the WHO Secretariat has prepared a WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety with the advice of the Technical Advisory Group( Label) on Food Safety Safer food for better health. The current strategy reflects feedback entered through a comprehensive discussion process with Member States and governmental institutions, United Nations agencies and other intergovernmental associations, academic institutions,non-governmental associations, private sector realities, and individualities working in public health and food safety.
WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety 2022- 2030, espoused by Resolution 75( 22) during the 75th World Health Assembly, is available then.
For further information about the strategy, join the launch webinar on October 17 at 1200 CET. Register then.