This is June 7 World Food Safety Day.
Its goals of marking attract attention and encourage action which contribute to the prevention, detection and management of foodborne risks. Contribution to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.
This year’s theme is “Safe food, better health.” Access to safe food is crucial for the health and well-being of consumers, animals and the environment. Only when food is safe can its nutritional value and the mental and social benefits of sharing a safe meal be fully realized.
All consumers have a role to play. From farm to table, to ensure that the food consumed is safe and does not harm health. Safe nutrition is key to promoting consumer health and well-being and ending hunger, two of the top 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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Eating contaminated food: an important cause of disease
According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), Every year, around 600 million people worldwide fall ill from contaminated food.of which 420 thousand lose their lives.
In this situation, Implementation of good practice in production processes is essential. And adhere to food safety standards to achieve optimal health.
Dedicated to our mission ‘Science of healthier animals’we join the efforts of international organizations by developing innovative technology through MSD Animal Health Intelligence (MAHI). Our animal research department, so that the livestock sector can guarantee the food security of the Mexican population,” said Leonardo Burcius, General Manager MSD Animal Health in Mexico.
The MAHI technology collects information on production animals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, promoting traceability, so that livestock producers will be able to know the steps in livestock, from birth to slaughter, allowing it to be known:
- date of birth
- Origin of mother and father
- Genetic evolution
- Feeding scheme
- The geographical location where he grew up
- Reference points
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What is food safety?
Food safety is the absence of hazards in food that can harm the health of consumers. The foodborne hazards They can be microbiological, chemical or physical in nature and are often invisible to the naked eye; bacteria, viruses or pesticide residues are some examples.
Furthermore, it plays a fundamental role in ensure food safety at each stage of the food chain:
From production to harvest:
- In process
To the end of the chain:
Almost three million people worldwide, in both developed and developing countries, die each year from waterborne and foodborne diseases, and millions more fall ill. Food is the starting point of energy, health and well-being.
They are often taken for granted, but in an increasingly complex and interconnected world where food value chains are getting longer, standards and regulations are becoming crucial to ensuring our safety.
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