Today, 7th June 2019,Zambia joins the rest of the world to commemorate the first-ever World Food Safety Day, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2018.The theme being "Food Safety, everyone's business".

Access to sufficient amounts of safe anfd nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health. Foodborne diseases impede socioeconomic development by straining health care systems and harming national economies, tourism and trade. With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne diseases annually - almost 1 in 10 people in the world fall ill after eating contaminated - food safety is an increasing threat to human health.

Food safety is key to achieving several UN Sustainable Development Goals and is a shared responsibility between governments, producers and consumers. Everybody has a role to play from farm to table to ensure the food we consume is safe and will not cause damages to our health. Credit:WHO