During the COVID-19 pandemic, markets also pose a significant risk of respiratory disease transmission, affecting both vendors and consumers. Working or shopping in crowded, risky environments, and falling ill will have devastating effects on their families and nutrition security for entire households.
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EatSafe Webinar IV- Food safety oversight and governance: building a national food safety system that works for consumers
In 2019, the World Bank released a report entitled The Safe Food Imperative. It described how food safety is linked to achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals in both direct and indirect ways. This Webinar will bring together experts in the field to discuss the current state of food safety governance in the African region.
Many actors and factors are involved with reducing the burden of food safety illnesses, including governments, industry, and consumers. How should we measure progress? This Webinar will discuss the role of metrics, performance standards, and indicators in improving food safety for low- and middle-income countries.
Food safety is essential to food and nutrition security. In low- and middle-income countries many consumers buy nutrient-dense foods such as animal-sourced foods and fresh fruits and vegetables in traditional or "informal" markets. These markets play a vital role in food availability and affordability, but they have limited infrastructure to control the safety of food, and usually no oversight from public health authorities.
EatSafe - Evidence and action towards safe, nutritious food - Webinar 1: Food Safety and Nutrition: how are they connected, and why does it matter?
Food safety is an integral part of food and nutrition security. For food to be safe, it must not cause harm to the consumer when it is prepared or eaten according to its intended use. Accessing safe food is essential to ensure consumers can access the nutritional benefits of their food.