Marking World Food Safety Day 2021 with a focus on ILRI’s food safety research

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World Food Safety Day is celebrated annually on 7 June to raise awareness on the importance of safe food and its contribution to healthy lives, healthy economies and a healthy future. The theme this year is Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.

Our food systems need to produce enough safe food for all. A One Health approach to food safety that recognizes the connections between the health of people, animals and the environment will improve food safety and help meet the nutritional and health needs of the future. Indeed, there is no food security without food safety.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has a longstanding record of collaborative research on risk-based approaches to improving food safety in informal markets. We commemorate this year’s World Food Safety Day by shining the spotlight on ILRI’s research on food safety.

Photo credit: Roadside market, Angonia Province, Mozambique (ILRI/Stevie Mann)

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