On Tuesday 7 April 2015, WHO will celebrate its main annual advocacy event - World Health Day (WHD) - with “food safety” as the theme. The occasion also marks the World Health Organization’s birthday. The main focus of this event will be to demonstrate the importance of food safety along the whole length of the food chain in a globalised world, from production and transport, to preparation and consumption.
The topic for World Health Day 2015 is food safety
WHO helps countries prevent, detect and respond to foodborne disease outbreaks - in line with the Codex Alimentarius, a collection of international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice covering all the main foods and processes. Together with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), WHO alerts countries to food safety emergencies through an international information network. Details and more information are available on this page