As our food supply becomes increasingly globalized, the need
to strengthen food safety systems in and between all countries is
becoming more and more evident. That is why the WHO is promoting efforts
to improve food safety, from farm to plate (and everywhere in between)
on World Health Day, 7 April 2015.
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.