International food safety conference opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today aiming at building up political support to address global food safety challenges. Researchers from around the world are expected to reflect on different topics related to food safety during the two days meeting. Reports show that with an estimated 600 million cases of food-born illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies. These changes can have an impact on food safety systems and pose sustainability and development challenges,” FAO says. The issues raised includes:– the burden of food-born diseases and the benefits of investing in safe food;– safe and sustainable food systems in an era of accelerated climate change;– science, innovation and digital transformation at the service of food safety; and– empowering consumers to make healthy choices and support sustainable food systems.
Source: News Business Ethiopia February 12, 2019 12:00 UTC