World Food Safety Day

World Food Safety Day takes place on 7th June 2024. The annual event reminds us of the importance of food safety across the globe. 


Key Statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO)

  • More than 10% of people become ill after eating unsafe food every year
  • Over 200 diseases are caused by unsafe food
  • 40% of foodborne diseases affect children under 5 years old
  • On average, 1.6 million people become ill from unsafe food every day


This year’s theme is “Prepare for the unexpected.” This is a call to action for all, from governments to consumers, to prevent ill health from unsafe food.


Governments develop and update food safety emergency response plans and report international emergencies. 


Food Operators maintain and update food safety management plans, adhering to good hygiene practices, and providing regular training for their staff. As an accreditation body, we believe the best way to prepare for the unexpected is through education. We offer learning materials for food safety courses, which are available to our accredited centres. These materials provide the knowledge and skills needed to maintain food safety standards.


Consumers can follow the WHO’s Five Keys to Safer Food

  1. Keep clean
  2. Separate raw and cooked
  3. Cook thoroughly
  4. Keep food at safe temperatures
  5. Use safe water and raw materials


Join the conversation on 7th June 2024 using the hashtag #WorldFoodSafetyDay 


If you are interested in delivering training on food safety, please contact us.